Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 August 2008 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | August 2008

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 23 August 2008 at 23:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2008 after 18 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 106 / 1059

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.9°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 September 2008 at 14:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 986 km

The Moon is 366 986 km (228 035 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 210 km (251 164 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 16 August 2008 at 10:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2008 at 10:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.596°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.550° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 September 2008 at 06:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 30 August 2008 at 19:58 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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