Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 October 2028 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 October 2028 at 02:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 12 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 356 of Meeus index or 1309 from Brown series.
Length of current 356 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. 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°).
3 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 374 386 km (232 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 560 km (252 003 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.447°. Next day 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.
After 12 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.