Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 November 2008 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 14 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 110 of Meeus index or 1063 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 110. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 111 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 109 km (251 723 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2008 at 04:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.088°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.025° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.