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Moon phase on 30 August 2008 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | August 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 ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 30 August 2008 at 19:58 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 107 / 1060

At 19:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 107 of Meeus index or 1060 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 107. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 108 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠98.7°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 September 2008 at 14:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 378 833 km

Moon is 378 833 km (235 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 210 km (251 164 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 August 2008 at 10:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2008 at 18:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.596°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.550° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2008 at 06:13 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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