Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 28 October 2019 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2019 after 15 days on 12 November 2019 at 13:34.
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 03:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 245 of Meeus index or 1198 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 245. It is 2 hours and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 246 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.7°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2019 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2019 at 08:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 370 070 km (229 951 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 060 km (251 693 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2019 at 07:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2019 at 21:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2019 at 08:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.947°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2019 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.