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Moon phase on 23 November 2028 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | November 2028

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 45% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 November 2028 at 00:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 8 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.

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 357 / 1310

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first 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

Length of current 357 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 358 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠37.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠63.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2028 at 00:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 819 km

Moon is 401 819 km (249 679 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 732 km (251 489 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 20 November 2028 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2028 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.208°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.180° in the next northern standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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