Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 June 2008 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | June 2008

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 27 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

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

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 104 / 1057

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

3 days 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 11 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 399 970 km

Moon is 399 970 km (248 530 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 513 km (223 391 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 2 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

24 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2008 at 09:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.510°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.541° in the next northern standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 July 2008 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer, 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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