Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 November 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | November 2028

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 November 2028 at 00:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 2 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 357 / 1310

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠63.8°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2028 at 00:10 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 427 km

The Moon is 400 427 km (248 814 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 056 km (229 321 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 20 November 2028 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2028 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.208°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.180° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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