Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 May 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | May 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phases for next 7 days

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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 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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 7 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 7 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

11 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 3 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 366 288 km

Moon is 366 288 km (227 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.020°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.961° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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