Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 3 July 2008 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 14 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.
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 02:19 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 105. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 106 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.2°. 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 perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 367 290 km (228 223 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 452 km (251 936 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.541°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.566° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.