Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 December 2088 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 December 2088 at 04:58.
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 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 19 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.
Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 388 874 km (241 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 541 km (252 613 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 11:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 23 December 2088 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
At 11:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.926°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.960° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 13 December 2088 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.