Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 28 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
7 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 383 786 km (238 474 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 056 km (229 321 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 20 November 2028 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.180°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.184° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 16 December 2028 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.