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Moon phase on 27 May 2008 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | May 2008

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 May 2008 at 02:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 22 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2008 at 02:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2008 at 19:23
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2008 at 15:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2008 at 17:30

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 103 / 1056

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 103 of Meeus index or 1056 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. It is 8 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.4°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2008 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2008 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 385 630 km

The Moon is 385 630 km (239 619 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 251 km (221 985 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 26 May 2008 at 21:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2008 at 04:00 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.542°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.527° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 June 2008 at 11:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 3 June 2008 at 19:23 in ♊ Gemini 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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