Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2008 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | March 2008

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 March 2008 at 17:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2008 after 13 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2008 at 03:55

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 101 / 1054

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 101 of Meeus index or 1054 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠310.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.

Moon before apogee

9 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 2 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 372 419 km

The Moon is 372 419 km (231 410 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 302 km (227 610 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 6 March 2008 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2008 at 02:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2008 at 08:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.030°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.985° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 March 2008 at 11:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 21 March 2008 at 18:40 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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