Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 May 2008 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | May 2008

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 23 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2008 at 02:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2008 at 19:23
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2008 at 15:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2008 at 17:30

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 June 2008 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 390 343 km

Moon is 390 343 km (242 548 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 251 km (221 985 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 21:45 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.542°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.527° in the next northern standstill on 4 June 2008 at 11:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 3 June 2008 at 19:23 in ♊ Gemini, 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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