Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2028 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

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

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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 18 September 2028 at 18:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 14 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 355 / 1308

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 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 355 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 356 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.5°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 016 km

Moon is 364 016 km (226 189 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 246 km (252 430 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 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 7 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

19 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.693°. Next 5 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 14 days

After 14 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries, 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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