Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2028 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | April 2028

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 16 April 2028 at 16:37.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 300 km

Moon is 405 300 km (251 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days 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 10 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

3 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.138°. Next 7 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 4 days

After 4 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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