Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 September 2008 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 15 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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 08:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 108 of Meeus index or 1061 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 108. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 109 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠98.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.4°. 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°).
9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 390 580 km (242 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 21 September 2008 at 18:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.476°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.