Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 November 2068 Saturday is New Moon, 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2068 after 14 days on 8 December 2068 at 23:42.
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 21:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 852 of Meeus index or 1805 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 852. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 853 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 19 November 2068 at 19:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2068 at 19:40 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 396 760 km (246 535 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 315 km (227 618 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 December 2068 at 05:58 in ♉ Taurus.
At 01:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2068 at 15:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.651°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.658° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2068 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.