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Moon phase on 7 February 2008 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 February 2008 at 03:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 13 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 100 / 1053

At 03:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 100. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than next lunation 101 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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 perigee

7 days 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 6 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 383 635 km

Moon is 383 635 km (238 380 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 216 km (230 042 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 21:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.025°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.043° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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