Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2008 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | May 2008

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 28 April 2008 at 14:12.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 17 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 5 May 2008 at 12:18
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2008 at 03:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2008 at 02:11
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2008 at 02:57

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

9 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 May 2008 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 373 380 km

The Moon is 373 380 km (232 008 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 772 km (222 309 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 29 April 2008 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2008 at 06:37 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 24 April 2008 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.695°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.625° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 May 2008 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 5 May 2008 at 12:18 in ♉ Taurus 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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