Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 March 2008 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | March 2008

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1924".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 26 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2008 at 21:47
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2008 at 03:55
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2008 at 18:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 April 2008 at 10:25

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 101 / 1054

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 101 of Meeus index or 1054 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 101 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 102 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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 apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 521 km

Moon is 403 521 km (250 736 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 094 km (251 714 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 19 March 2008 at 02:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.985°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.898° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 6 April 2008 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries, 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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