Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 November 2028 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 27 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 390 789 km (242 825 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 613 km (225 939 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.357°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.251° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 16 November 2028 at 13:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.