Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 February 2028 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 17 February 2028 at 08:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 16 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

12 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 day, 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 404 712 km

Moon is 404 712 km (251 476 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 563 km (252 627 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.565°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.467° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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