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Moon phase on 18 June 2008 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | June 2008

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 June 2008 at 17:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2008.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2008 at 12:10
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 3 July 2008 at 02:19
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2008 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2008 at 07:59

Spring tide

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

Lunation 104 / 1057

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 104 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 467 km

Moon is 404 467 km (251 324 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 513 km (223 391 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 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 in southern standstill

At 09:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.510°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.541° in its northern standstill point on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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