Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 6 November 2048 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 13 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
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 04:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 604 of Meeus index or 1557 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 604. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2048. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 605 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2048 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 182 km (228 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 590 km (224 682 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini, 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 8 November 2048 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.990°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.947° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2048 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.