Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 9 December 2028 at 05:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 17 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 373 440 km (232 045 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 409 km (251 288 mi).
9 days after descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2028 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.180°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.184° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 16 December 2028 at 02:06 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.