Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 February 2008 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 14 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.
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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 388 421 km (241 354 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 216 km (230 042 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 24 January 2008 at 10:49 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2008 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.025°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.043° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.