Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 January 2028 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 15 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 347. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 348 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 973 km (251 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 387 km (252 517 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 07:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo.
At 07:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.616°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.601° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.