Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2008 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | July 2008

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 3 July 2008 at 02:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 11 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2008 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2008 at 07:59
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 July 2008 at 18:42
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 1 August 2008 at 10:13

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 105 / 1058

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.2°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 687 km

The Moon is 379 687 km (235 927 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 452 km (251 936 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.541°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.566° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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