Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 January 2008 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 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 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2008 after 18 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 25 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 January 2008 at 08:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 141 km

Moon is 405 141 km (251 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 436 km (227 693 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 7 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

19 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.918°. Next 2 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 3 days

After 3 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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