Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 29 August 2008 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 August 2008 at 23:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2008 after 16 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13.
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 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.
Length of current 106 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer. 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 7 September 2008 at 14:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 273 km (232 562 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 210 km (251 164 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 10:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 12 September 2008 at 18:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.596°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.550° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2008 at 06:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 30 August 2008 at 19:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.