Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 July 2008 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 10 July 2008 at 04:35.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 1 day on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.
Length of current 105 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 29 July 2008 at 23:24 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 614 km (250 794 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 887 km (226 109 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.566°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.598° in the next northern standstill on 29 July 2008 at 06:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 18 July 2008 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.