Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 August 2028 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | August 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 August 2028 at 10:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 13 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 354 / 1307

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 04:10. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 358 074 km

This perigee Moon is 358 074 km (222 497 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 434 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 282 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 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

17 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

5 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 6 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 13 days

In 13 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 in ♓ Pisces 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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