Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 July 2028 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | July 2028

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 14 July 2028 at 20:57.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1838"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 18 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2028 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 July 2028 at 17:40
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 5 August 2028 at 08:10
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 13 August 2028 at 11:45

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 352 / 1305

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 352 of Meeus index or 1305 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 352 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 353 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2028 at 22:26 in ♓ Pisces. 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 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 390 070 km

Moon is 390 070 km (242 378 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 633 km (224 708 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 7 July 2028 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2028 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

10 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 4 July 2028 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.933°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.940° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 22 July 2028 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer, 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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