Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 August 2028 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | August 2028

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 August 2028 at 11:45.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 16 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 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 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 762 km

Moon is 369 762 km (229 759 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 074 km (222 497 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 02:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 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 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.876°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.819° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 in ♌ Leo, 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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