Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 August 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | August 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 20 August 2028 at 10:44.

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 ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 13 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.

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 354 / 1307

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 354 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 355 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:10, this is 12 days after last apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 358 074 km

This perigee Moon is 358 074 km (222 497 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 434 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 282 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 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 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.876°. Next 6 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 13 days

After 13 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 in ♓ Pisces, 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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