Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 February 2028 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2028 at 08:08.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 21 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.
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 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.
Length of current 347 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 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 388 711 km (241 534 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 563 km (252 627 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.601°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.565° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 25 February 2028 at 10:37 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.