Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 7 February 2008 Thursday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 13 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 03:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 100. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes longer than next lunation 101 length.
Length of current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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°).
7 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 383 635 km (238 380 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 216 km (230 042 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 21:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.
At 21:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.025°. Next 8 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.