Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2028 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 January 2028 at 15:12.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 13 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 347 / 1300

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠186.5°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:31. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 387 km

This apogee Moon is 406 387 km (252 517 mi) away from Earth. It is 979 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 322 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.616°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.601° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo 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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