Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 5 May 2008 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 14 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.
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 12:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 103 of Meeus index or 1056 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 103. It is 8 minutes longer than next lunation 104 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 6 May 2008 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 364 206 km (226 307 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 772 km (222 309 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 29 April 2008 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2008 at 06:37 in ♌ Leo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2008 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.695°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.625° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2008 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.