Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 16 December 2028 at 02:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 12 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
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.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.
7 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 396 366 km (246 290 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 409 km (251 288 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer.
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.
3 days since the previous standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.184°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.195° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48 in ♋ Cancer 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.