Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 16 November 2028 at 13:18.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 357 of Meeus index or 1310 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠63.8°.
5 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 November 2028 at 00:10 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 385 719 km (239 675 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 732 km (251 489 mi).
11 days after descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 November 2028 at 04:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 November 2028 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.208°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.180° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.