Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 October 2028 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phases for next 7 days

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 18 October 2028 at 02:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 8 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.

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 356 / 1309

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 356 of Meeus index or 1309 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 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 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠37.4°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 393 411 km

The Moon is 393 411 km (244 454 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 560 km (252 003 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 14 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.357°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.251° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17 in ♉ Taurus 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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