Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 October 2008 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | October 2008

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 27 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.

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 108 / 1061

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

11 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 day, 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 366 718 km

Moon is 366 718 km (227 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 828 km (226 072 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 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 6 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

6 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.370°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 28 October 2008 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra, 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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