Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 September 2008 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 September 2008 at 05:04.
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 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 18 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 107 of Meeus index or 1060 from Brown series.
Length of current 107 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 108 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠98.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 20 September 2008 at 03:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 376 469 km (233 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 September 2008 at 16:20 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 September 2008 at 18:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.476°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.370° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 29 September 2008 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.