Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 June 2028 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 June 2028 at 04:27.
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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2028 after 20 days on 6 July 2028 at 18:11.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.
Length of current 351 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 352 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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 14 June 2028 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 June 2028 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 566 km (250 143 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 533 km (227 753 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2028 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.908°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.920° in the next northern standstill on 21 June 2028 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 22 June 2028 at 18:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.