Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 August 2008 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | August 2008

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 1 August 2008 at 10:13.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 9 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 106 / 1059

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 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 106 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 107 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.9°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 29 July 2008 at 23:24 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 333 km

Moon is 399 333 km (248 134 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 558 km (251 381 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 August 2008 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2008 at 10:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2008 at 06:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.598°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.611° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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