Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 April 2008 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 April 2008 at 03:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 12 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 102 of Meeus index or 1055 from Brown series.
Length of current 102 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:28, this is 11 days after last apogee on 26 March 2008 at 20:13 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 361 083 km (224 367 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 425 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 273 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2008 at 16:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.898°. Next 3 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.
After 12 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.