Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 July 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 11 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 353 / 1306

The Moon is 3 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 624 km

Moon is 363 624 km (225 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 894 km (252 211 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days 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 10 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

17 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.940°. Next 7 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 11 days

After 11 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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