Crescent ♒ Aquarius
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 January 2028 at 15:12 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 15 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.
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 15:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠186.5°.
13 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 403 973 km (251 017 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 387 km (252 517 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 07:31 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo.
At 07:31 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.616°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.601° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.