Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 March 2028 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 17 March 2028 at 23:23.
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 first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2028 after 16 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.
Length of current 348 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 349 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠212.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 22 March 2028 at 23:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 405 486 km (251 957 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 361 km (224 539 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 20 March 2028 at 16:19 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 April 2028 at 22:08 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.380°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.235° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2028 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 26 March 2028 at 04:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.