Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 December 2043 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 December 2043 at 05:04.
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 about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 17 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 543 of Meeus index or 1496 from Brown series.
Length of current 543 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2043. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 544 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:33, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 December 2043 at 22:01 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 403 km (252 527 mi) away from Earth. It is 995 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 306 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.409°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.400° in the next southern standstill on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 31 December 2043 at 09:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.