Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 7 March 2008 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 14 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.
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 17:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 101 of Meeus index or 1054 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 41 minutes is the length of new lunation 101. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 102 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2008 at 21:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 376 810 km (234 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 302 km (227 610 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2008 at 02:53 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.030°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.