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Moon phase on 6 February 2008 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 February 2008 at 03:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 14 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 99 / 1052

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.

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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°

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

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2008 at 04:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 388 421 km

The Moon is 388 421 km (241 354 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 216 km (230 042 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 24 January 2008 at 10:49 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2008 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.025°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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