Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 1 August 2008 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 15 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.
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 10:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 106. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 107 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.9°. 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 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 372 372 km (231 381 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 558 km (251 381 mi).
12 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.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2008 at 06:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.598°. Next 10 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.