Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 April 2028 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | April 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 March 2028 at 04:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2028 after 7 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 April 2028 at 19:47

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 349 / 1302

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 349 of Meeus index or 1302 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 349 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 350 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠212.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠212.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠243.3°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 22 March 2028 at 23:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 375 316 km

Moon is 375 316 km (233 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 361 km (224 539 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days 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 2 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

11 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 in northern standstill

At 03:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.235°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.138° in its southern standstill point on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27 in ♎ Libra, 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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