Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2028 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | January 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 9 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

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 346 / 1299

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 346 of Meeus index or 1299 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠161.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 077 km

The Moon is 404 077 km (251 082 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 046 km (223 101 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.576°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.604° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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