Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 April 2008 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | April 2008

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 6 April 2008 at 03:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2008 after 9 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 5 May 2008 at 12:18

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 102 / 1055

The Moon is 5 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.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 445 km

The Moon is 364 445 km (226 456 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 945 km (252 243 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 2 April 2008 at 15:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

7 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 at northern standstill

At 17:42 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.812°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.695° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 24 April 2008 at 22:36.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 20 April 2008 at 10:25 in ♏ Scorpio 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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