Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2008 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | January 2008

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 31 December 2007 at 07:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2008 after 20 days on 22 January 2008 at 13:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 98 / 1051

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 98 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 99 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 870 km

Moon is 404 870 km (251 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 328 km (251 859 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 28 December 2007 at 02:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2008 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.918°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.939° in the next southern standstill on 6 January 2008 at 15:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 8 January 2008 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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