Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 29 February 2008 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

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

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 February 2008 at 02:18 UTC.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 21 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 7 March 2008 at 17:14
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2008 at 10:46
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 21 March 2008 at 18:40
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2008 at 21:47

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 100 / 1053

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 404 251 km

Moon is 404 251 km (251 190 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 302 km (227 610 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.043°. Next day 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.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 7 March 2008 at 17:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page