Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 March 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 26 March 2028 at 04:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2028 after 10 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2028 at 19:15
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2028 at 10:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 16 April 2028 at 16:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 April 2028 at 19:47

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 349 / 1302

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 349 of Meeus index or 1302 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 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 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠212.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠212.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠243.3°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 22 March 2028 at 23:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 389 324 km

The Moon is 389 324 km (241 915 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 361 km (224 539 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 20 March 2028 at 16:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 April 2028 at 22:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

8 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

12 days since the previous standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.380°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.235° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2028 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27 in ♎ Libra 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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