Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 17 October 2028 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 15 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
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 00:41, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 010 km (223 078 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 498 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 346 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.447°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.357° in the next southern standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.