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Moon phase on 4 March 2008 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | March 2008

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 February 2008 at 02:18.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

5 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 391 219 km

Moon is 391 219 km (243 092 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 302 km (227 610 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

25 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 after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.030°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.985° in the next northern standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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.

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