Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 February 2008 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 30 January 2008 at 05:03.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 745 km

Moon is 404 745 km (251 497 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 216 km (230 042 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 6 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

20 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2008 at 23:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.985°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 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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