Crescent ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 April 2028 at 16:37.
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 about ∠24° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 349 of Meeus index or 1302 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 404 188 km (251 151 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 533 km (227 753 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.138°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.020° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.