Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 September 2028 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 September 2028 at 00:46.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1908".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 19 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 354 / 1307

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 372 151 km

The Moon is 372 151 km (231 244 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 048 km (221 859 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 09:06 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.693°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.598° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 18 September 2028 at 18:24 in ♍ Virgo 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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