Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 February 2008 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 February 2008 at 03:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 2 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 100 / 1053

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 100 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 373 582 km

Moon is 373 582 km (232 133 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 442 km (251 309 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 7 February 2008 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.043°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.030° in the next southern standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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