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Moon phase on 11 July 2008 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | July 2008

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

First Quarter 63% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 July 2008 at 04:35 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 6 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 8 August 2008 at 20:20

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

9 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 2 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 401 179 km

The Moon is 401 179 km (249 281 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 452 km (251 936 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 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 4 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 6 days

In 6 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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