Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 December 2028 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | December 2028

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 9 December 2028 at 05:39.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 17 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.

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 357 / 1310

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠63.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 373 440 km

The Moon is 373 440 km (232 045 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 409 km (251 288 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.180°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.184° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 December 2028 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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