Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2028 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | June 2028

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 June 2028 at 04:27.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2028 after 19 days on 6 July 2028 at 18:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2028 at 18:27
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 June 2028 at 12:10
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 6 July 2028 at 18:11
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 14 July 2028 at 20:57

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 14 June 2028 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 June 2028 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 749 km

Moon is 399 749 km (248 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2028 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

7 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.908°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.920° in the next northern standstill on 21 June 2028 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 June 2028 at 18:27 in ♊ Gemini, 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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