Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 May 2008 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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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 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 May 2008 at 02:57.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2008 after 20 days on 18 June 2008 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2008 at 12:10

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 103 / 1056

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 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 5 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 376 047 km

The Moon is 376 047 km (233 665 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 251 km (221 985 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 26 May 2008 at 21:45 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 8 June 2008 at 09:15 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 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 5 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 5 days

In 5 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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