Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2008 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | April 2008

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 March 2008 at 21:47.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 16 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2008 at 03:55
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2008 at 18:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 April 2008 at 10:25
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 28 April 2008 at 14:12

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

7 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 379 745 km

The Moon is 379 745 km (235 963 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 083 km (224 367 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.898°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 6 April 2008 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries 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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