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Moon phase on 2 May 2028 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | May 2028

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 May 2028 at 02:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 6 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2028 at 19:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2028 at 10:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 May 2028 at 08:16
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2028 at 07:37

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 350 / 1303

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠243.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.2°.

Moon before apogee

12 days 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 266 km

The Moon is 364 266 km (226 344 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.020°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.961° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 in ♏ Scorpio 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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