Crescent ♓ Pisces
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 25 February 2028 at 10:37 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 14 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.
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 10:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 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 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠212.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 405 279 km (251 829 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 599 km (222 202 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.565°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.467° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.