Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2028 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | January 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 January 2028 at 15:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 13 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

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 347 / 1300

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 347 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 348 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:31, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 387 km

This apogee Moon is 406 387 km (252 517 mi) away from Earth. It is 979 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 322 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.616°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.601° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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