Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 May 2008 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 10 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

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 103 / 1056

The Moon is 5 days 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2008 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 934 km

Moon is 367 934 km (228 624 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 404 km (252 528 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 2 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

9 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 8 May 2008 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.625°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.542° in the next southern standstill on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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