Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 December 2028 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | December 2028

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 23 December 2028 at 21:45.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 1 day on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

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 358 / 1311

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 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 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠63.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 January 2029 at 04:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 463 km

The Moon is 386 463 km (240 137 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 918 km (229 235 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 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 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 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 at northern standstill

At 02:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.195°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.199° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 12 January 2029 at 00:15.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 31 December 2028 at 16:48 in ♋ Cancer 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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