Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2028 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 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 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47.

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 passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 10 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2028 at 08:16

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 350 / 1303

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠243.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. 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

8 days 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 6 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 377 437 km

Moon is 377 437 km (234 528 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 2 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

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 08:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.020°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.961° in its southern standstill point on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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