Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 October 2028 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 14 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 02:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 356 of Meeus index or 1309 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 356. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 357 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 366 916 km (227 991 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 560 km (252 003 mi).
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.447°. Next 3 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.