Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 November 2078 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.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2078 after 14 days on 19 November 2078 at 12:52.
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 16:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 975 of Meeus index or 1928 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 975. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2078. It is 30 minutes longer than next lunation 976 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠172.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196.6°. 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 14:46, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 October 2078 at 20:52 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 November 2078 at 08:57 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 524 km (252 602 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2078. It is 1 116 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 185 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2078 at 09:52 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.619°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.622° in the next southern standstill on 9 November 2078 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.