Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 24 August 2008 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | August 2008

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 August 2008 at 23:50 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2008 after 21 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 418 km

Moon is 363 418 km (225 817 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 693 km (229 095 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2008 at 10:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2008 at 10:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.611°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.596° in the next northern standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 30 August 2008 at 19:58 in ♍ Virgo, 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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