Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2008 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 24 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 19 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

6 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 8 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 388 005 km

Moon is 388 005 km (241 095 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 513 km (223 391 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2008 at 09:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.510°. Next 8 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 9 days

After 9 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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