Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2028 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 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 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 May 2028 at 08:16.

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 ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2028 after 9 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2028 at 07:37
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 June 2028 at 06:09
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2028 at 04:27
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2028 at 18:27

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 351 / 1304

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 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 351 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 352 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 565 km

Moon is 367 565 km (228 394 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 758 km (229 757 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 00:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.917°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.908° in the next southern standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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