Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 September 2028 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 12 September 2028 at 00:46.

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 passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1908".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 20 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.

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 354 / 1307

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 376 535 km

Moon is 376 535 km (233 968 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 048 km (221 859 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.693°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.598° in the next southern standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 18 September 2028 at 18:24 in ♍ Virgo, 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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