Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 October 2008 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | October 2008

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 21 October 2008 at 11:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 16 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 392 767 km

Moon is 392 767 km (244 054 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 723 km (252 105 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.270°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.155° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2008 at 20:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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