Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 31 July 2008 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 July 2008 at 18:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 16 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 29 July 2008 at 23:24 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 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 613 km (229 045 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 558 km (251 381 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2008 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2008 at 06:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.598°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.611° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 1 August 2008 at 10:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.