Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2008 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | May 2008

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 May 2008 at 12:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 13 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2008 at 03:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2008 at 02:11
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2008 at 02:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2008 at 19:23

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 103 / 1056

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 103 of Meeus index or 1056 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 103 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. It is 8 minutes longer than next lunation 104 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:22, this is 12 days after last apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 772 km

This perigee Moon is 357 772 km (222 309 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 736 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 584 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 29 April 2008 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2008 at 06:37 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

6 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2008 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.695°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.625° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2008 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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