Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 September 2028 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 18 September 2028 at 18:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1876"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 9 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 355 / 1308

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 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 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠18.5°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 089 km

The Moon is 382 089 km (237 419 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 246 km (252 430 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 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 at southern standstill

At 13:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.598°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.447° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 9 October 2028 at 07:11.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries 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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