Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 February 2008 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 February 2008 at 03:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2008 after 8 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.
Length of current 100 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 364 744 km (226 641 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 216 km (230 042 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 7 February 2008 at 21:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 February 2008 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.025°. Next 3 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.
After 8 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.