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Moon phase on 5 March 2028 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | March 2028

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 62% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 March 2028 at 09:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1922"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 5 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2028 at 19:15

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

9 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 4 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 373 035 km

The Moon is 373 035 km (231 793 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 599 km (222 202 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

11 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.467°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.380° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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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