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Moon phase on 2 July 2008 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | July 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 ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 July 2008 at 02:19 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 15 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 July 2008 at 18:42

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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 825 km

Moon is 364 825 km (226 692 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 452 km (251 936 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 3 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

9 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.541°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.566° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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