Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2008 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | July 2008

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 July 2008 at 02:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 9 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 1 August 2008 at 10:13

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 105 / 1058

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 105 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 106 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.2°. 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 before apogee

6 days 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 5 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 389 473 km

Moon is 389 473 km (242 007 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 452 km (251 936 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.541°. Next 7 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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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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