Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 October 2008 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | October 2008

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 7 October 2008 at 09:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 1 day on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 108 / 1061

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 108 of Meeus index or 1061 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 108 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 109 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠98.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠98.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 378 567 km

Moon is 378 567 km (235 231 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 828 km (226 072 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.370°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.270° in the next northern standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 October 2008 at 20:03 in ♈ Aries, 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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