Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 January 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 8 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.
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.
The Moon is 6 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.
Length of current 346 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 347 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 963 km (249 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 046 km (223 101 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.576°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.604° in the next northern standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.