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Moon phase on 22 January 2008 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | January 2008

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 22 January 2008 at 13:35 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1950".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2008.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 99 / 1052

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 99 of Meeus index or 1052 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠242.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠280°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2008 at 08:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 376 001 km

The Moon is 376 001 km (233 636 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 532 km (251 365 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 11 January 2008 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2008 at 10:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 19 January 2008 at 23:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.985°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.025° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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