Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 October 2028 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | October 2028

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 11 October 2028 at 11:57.

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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1925".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 17 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.

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 355 / 1308

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 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 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 482 km

Moon is 363 482 km (225 857 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 010 km (223 078 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.447°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.357° in the next southern standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 18 October 2028 at 02:57 in ♎ Libra, 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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