Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 December 2028 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 16 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 11 December 2028 at 12:44 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 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 377 908 km (234 821 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 409 km (251 288 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 4 December 2028 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.184°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2028. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.195° in its northern standstill point on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.