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Moon phase on 16 April 2028 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 April 2028 at 16:37 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 22 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 349 of Meeus index or 1302 from Brown series.
Length of current 349 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 350 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠212.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠243.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 400 075 km (248 595 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 100 km (251 717 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 17:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.
At 17:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.138°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.020° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.