Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 September 2028 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 15 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.
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 18:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 355. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 356 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:23, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 048 km (221 859 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 460 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 308 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.693°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.598° in the next southern standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.