Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2028 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2028 after 17 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 26 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:24, this is 12 days after last perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 096 km

This apogee Moon is 406 096 km (252 336 mi) away from Earth. It is 688 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 613 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 20 March 2028 at 16:19 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 April 2028 at 22:08 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.380°. Next 9 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 3 days

After 3 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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