Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 January 2028 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | January 2028

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 January 2028 at 19:26.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 19 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

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

9 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 113 km

The Moon is 391 113 km (243 026 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 387 km (252 517 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 21:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.616°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2028. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.601° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 6 February 2028 at 12:59.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 26 January 2028 at 15:12 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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