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Moon phase on 21 July 2028 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | July 2028

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 July 2028 at 03:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 14 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

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 352 / 1305

At 18:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 352 of Meeus index or 1305 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.36 days

29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 352. 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 before perigee

9 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 2 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 371 257 km

Moon is 371 257 km (230 688 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 633 km (224 708 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 3 August 2028 at 16:20 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 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.940°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.931° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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