Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 March 2028 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | March 2028

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 17 March 2028 at 23:23.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2028 after 19 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2028 at 04:31
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2028 at 19:15
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2028 at 10:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 16 April 2028 at 16:37

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

10 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 March 2028 at 23:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 793 km

Moon is 401 793 km (249 663 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 096 km (252 336 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 16:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 3 April 2028 at 22:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 16:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.380°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.235° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2028 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 26 March 2028 at 04:31 in ♈ Aries, 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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