Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 June 2008 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2008.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.
Length of current 104 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2008. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 105 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 467 km (251 324 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 513 km (223 391 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.510°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.541° in its northern standstill point on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.