Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 29 January 2008 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | January 2008

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 January 2008 at 05:03 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 22 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

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 99 / 1052

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 99 of Meeus index or 1052 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 99 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 100 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠242.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2008 at 08:39 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 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 948 km

Moon is 403 948 km (251 002 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 24 January 2008 at 10:49 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 7 February 2008 at 21:39 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 19 January 2008 at 23:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.985°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.025° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 7 February 2008 at 03:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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