Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 6 March 2008 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 29 February 2008 at 02:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 15 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.
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 28 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.
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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2008 at 01:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 381 590 km (237 109 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 302 km (227 610 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 06:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 19 March 2008 at 02:53 in ♌ Leo.
At 06:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.030°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.985° in the next northern standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 7 March 2008 at 17:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.