Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 February 2028 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2028 at 08:08.

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 ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1844"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 21 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

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 347 / 1300

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 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 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 388 711 km

The Moon is 388 711 km (241 534 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 563 km (252 627 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.601°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.565° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 25 February 2028 at 10:37 in ♓ Pisces 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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