Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 April 2008 Sunday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 13 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 03:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 102 of Meeus index or 1055 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes is the length of new lunation 102. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 103 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 356 km (228 264 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 083 km (224 367 mi).
3 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.898°. Next 4 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.