Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 25 February 2028 at 10:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 4 March 2028 at 09:02
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2028 at 01:06
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2028 at 23:23
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2028 at 04:31

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 348 / 1301

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 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 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠212.1°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 399 347 km

The Moon is 399 347 km (248 143 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 599 km (222 202 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.565°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.467° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06 in ♍ Virgo 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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