Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 February 2028 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1803"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 9 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 5 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 397 554 km

Moon is 397 554 km (247 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 678 km (221 629 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 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 7 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

6 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.616°. Next 5 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 9 days

After 9 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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