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Moon phase on 17 April 2028 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | April 2028

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 April 2028 at 16:37 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 21 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 April 2028 at 19:47
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 2 May 2028 at 02:26
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2028 at 19:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2028 at 10:43

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 349 / 1302

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 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 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 794 km

Moon is 402 794 km (250 285 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 100 km (251 717 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 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 30 April 2028 at 22:47 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.138°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.020° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47 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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