Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2008 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | March 2008

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 February 2008 at 02:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 20 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 7 March 2008 at 17:14
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2008 at 10:46
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 21 March 2008 at 18:40
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2008 at 21:47

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 204 km

The Moon is 402 204 km (249 918 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 302 km (227 610 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 20 February 2008 at 20:01 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

22 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 at southern standstill

At 08:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.030°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2008. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.985° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 14 March 2008 at 11:33.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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