Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 July 2028 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | July 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 July 2028 at 03:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 12 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 353 / 1306

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 353 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 354 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:14, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 July 2028 at 22:26 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 361 633 km

This perigee Moon is 361 633 km (224 708 mi) away from Earth. It is 875 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 723 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 21 July 2028 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2028 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.940°. Next 8 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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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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