Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 August 2028 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | August 2028

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 13 August 2028 at 11:45.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 15 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 353 / 1306

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 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 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 541 km

The Moon is 366 541 km (227 758 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 074 km (222 497 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 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 30 August 2028 at 20:39 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.876°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.819° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 in ♌ Leo 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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