Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 November 2008 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | November 2008

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

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 25 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.

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 109 / 1062

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 109 of Meeus index or 1062 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 109 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 714 km

Moon is 365 714 km (227 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.088°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.025° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 27 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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