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Moon phase on 28 October 2008 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | October 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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 28 October 2008 at 23:14 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 15 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.

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 109 / 1062

At 23:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 109 of Meeus index or 1062 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 109. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 110 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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 apogee

11 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 4 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 396 781 km

Moon is 396 781 km (246 548 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 723 km (252 105 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 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 8 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

18 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.270°. Next 4 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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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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