Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 June 2028 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | June 2028

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 15 June 2028 at 04:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2028 after 16 days on 6 July 2028 at 18:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2028 at 18:27
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 June 2028 at 12:10
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 6 July 2028 at 18:11
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 14 July 2028 at 20:57

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 351 / 1304

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 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.1°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 14 June 2028 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 June 2028 at 04:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 387 184 km

The Moon is 387 184 km (240 585 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 533 km (227 753 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 10 June 2028 at 02:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2028 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.908°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠25.920° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 June 2028 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 22 June 2028 at 18:27 in ♊ Gemini 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.

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