Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 December 2028 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 15 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 02:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 358. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 359 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.9°. 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°).
4 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 382 697 km (237 797 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 409 km (251 288 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2028 at 12:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 December 2028 at 16:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.184°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.195° in the next northern standstill 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.