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Moon phase on 3 June 2008 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | June 2008

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 June 2008 at 19:23 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 15 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2008 at 15:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2008 at 17:30
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2008 at 12:10
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 3 July 2008 at 02:19

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 104 / 1057

At 19:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 104. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2008. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 105 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠4.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.1°. 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 13:08, this is 13 days after last apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 251 km

This perigee Moon is 357 251 km (221 985 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 257 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 105 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 26 May 2008 at 21:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

7 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.542°. Next day 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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