Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 November 2008 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | November 2008

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 19 November 2008 at 21:31.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

11 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 4 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 398 602 km

Moon is 398 602 km (247 680 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2008 at 04:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.088°. Next 3 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 2 days

After 2 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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