Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 November 2028 Thursday is New Moon, 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 about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 15 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.
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 13:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 357. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 358 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠63.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 November 2028 at 00:10 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 371 710 km (230 970 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 732 km (251 489 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 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 20 November 2028 at 04:34 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.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.251°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.208° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2028 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.