Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2008 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | February 2008

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 21 February 2008 at 03:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 26 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 100 / 1053

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 100 of Meeus index or 1053 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠280°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠280°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.8°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2008 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 876 km

The Moon is 399 876 km (248 471 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 442 km (251 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2008 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.043°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.030° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 7 March 2008 at 17:14 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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