Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 November 2008 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 6 November 2008 at 04:04.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 1 day on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 109 of Meeus index or 1062 from Brown series.
Length of current 109 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 110 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 368 589 km (229 031 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 973 km (223 055 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 1 November 2008 at 20:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.155°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.088° in the next northern standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 13 November 2008 at 06:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.