Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 22 April 2028 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 16 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.
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.
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 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 402 152 km (249 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.138°. Next 5 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 2 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.