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Moon phase on 11 December 2028 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | December 2028

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 December 2028 at 05:39.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 20 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

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 357 / 1310

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 357 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 358 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠63.8°. 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 12:44, this is 15 days after last apogee on 26 November 2028 at 00:10 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 369 056 km

This perigee Moon is 369 056 km (229 321 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 548 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 300 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

21 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.180°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.184° in the next southern standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 16 December 2028 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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