Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 September 2028 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

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

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 28 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

12 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 day, 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 363 836 km

Moon is 363 836 km (226 077 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 048 km (221 859 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 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 26 September 2028 at 22:21 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 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.693°. Next 7 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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