Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 April 2008 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 14 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.
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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 812 km (230 412 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 083 km (224 367 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.898°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.812° in the next northern standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.