Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 27 November 2008 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.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 first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 15 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
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 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 110 of Meeus index or 1063 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 110. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 111 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 403 794 km (250 906 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2008 at 04:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.088°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.025° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.