Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 17 February 2028 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 February 2028 at 08:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 22 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 347 / 1300

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 383 919 km

Moon is 383 919 km (238 556 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 563 km (252 627 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.601°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.565° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 25 February 2028 at 10:37 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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