Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 8 January 2008 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2008 after 14 days on 22 January 2008 at 13:35.
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.
At 11:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 99 of Meeus index or 1052 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 99. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 100 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠280°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 January 2008 at 08:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 394 831 km (245 337 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 436 km (227 693 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 28 December 2007 at 02:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2008 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 6 January 2008 at 15:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.939°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.985° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2008 at 23:29 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.