Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 25 February 2028 at 10:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 9 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 4 March 2028 at 09:02
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2028 at 01:06
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2028 at 23:23
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2028 at 04:31

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 348 / 1301

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 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 348 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 349 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠212.1°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 391 618 km

Moon is 391 618 km (243 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 599 km (222 202 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days 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 6 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

7 days 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.565°. Next 3 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 9 days

After 9 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06 in ♍ Virgo, 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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