Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 May 2008 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 May 2008 at 12:18.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 11 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.
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.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 103 of Meeus index or 1056 from Brown series.
Length of current 103 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2008 at 03:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 262 km (226 963 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 404 km (252 528 mi).
8 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2008 at 06:37 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.625°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.542° in its southern standstill point on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.