Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 August 2028 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 14 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.
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 10:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 354. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 355 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 364 359 km (226 402 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.876°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.819° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.