Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 24 February 2028 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days 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 ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 15 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.
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.
The Moon is 28 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:26, this is 13 days after last perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 563 km (252 627 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2028. It is 1 155 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 146 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.565°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.467° in the next northern standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.