2008 Phases of the Moon

NOTE: All times are Universal time (UTC); to convert to local time add or subtract the difference between your time zone and UTC, remembering to include any additional offset due to summer time for dates when it is in effect.

2008 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
8 January 11:37 15 January 19:46 22 January 13:35 30 January 05:03
7 February 03:44 14 February 03:33 21 February 03:30 29 February 02:18
7 March 17:14 14 March 10:46 21 March 18:40 29 March 21: 47
6 April 03:55 12 April 18:32 20 April 10:25 28 April 14:12
5 May 12:18 12 May 03:47 20 May 02:11 28 May 02:57
3 June 19:23 10 June 15:04 18 June 17:30 26 June 12:10
3 July 02:19 10 July 04:35 18 July 07:59 25 July 18:42
1 August 10:13 8 August 20:20 16 August 21:16 23 August 23:50
30 August 19:58 7 September 14:04 15 September 09:13 22 September 05:04
29 September 08:12 7 October 09:04 14 October 20:02 21 October 11:55
28 October 23:14 6 November 04:03 13 November 06:17 19 November 21:31
27 November 16:55 5 December 21:26 12 December 16:37 19 December 10:29
27 December 12:22            
    Perigee and Apogee dates and times   
Perigee Apogee
Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc Day Time Distance in
          kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc
  1. For each perigee and apogee the distance in kilometres between the centres of the Earth and Moon is given. Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12km in perigee distance and 6km at apogee.
  2. The closest perigee and most distant apogee of the year are marked with "++" if closer in time to full Moon or "--" if closer to new Moon. Other close-to-maximum apogees and perigees are flagged with a single character, again indicating the nearer phase. Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
  3. "F" indicates the perigee or apogee is closer to full Moon, and "N" that new Moon is closer. The sign indicates whether the perigee or apogee is before ("-") or after ("+") the indicated phase, followed by the interval in days and hours. Scan for plus signs to find "photo opportunities" where the Moon is full close to apogee and perigee.
          3 January 08:07 405327   N-5d 3h
19 January 08:40 366435   F-3d 4h 31 January 04:27 404531   N-6d23h
14 February 01:09 370215   N+6d21h 28 February 01:28 404441   F+6d21h
10 March 21:40 366301   N+3d 4h 26 March 20:14 405093   F+5d 1h
7 April 19:30 361082   N+1d15h 23 April 09:35 405944   F+2d23h
6 May 03:23 357771   N+ 15h 20 May 14:29 406402 + F+ 12h
3 June 13:09 357250   N- 6h 16 June 17:34 406228 + F-1d23h
1 July 21:23 359512   N-1d 4h 14 July 04:15 405451   F-4d 3h
29 July 23:25 363886   N-2d10h 10 August 20:19 404556   F-6d 0h
26 August 03:45 368692   N-4d16h 7 September 14:59 404209   F-7d18h
20 September 03:18 368888   F+4d18h 5 October 10:35 404715   N+6d 2h
17 October 06:07 363826   F+2d10h 2 November 04:56 405722   N+4d 5h
14 November 10:00 358972   F+1d 3h 29 November 16:56 406479 - N+2d 0h
12 December 21:38 356567 ++ F+ 4h 26 December 17:51 406600 -- N- 18h
Earth Seasons 2008
Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
3 January 02:00 4 July 10:00 20 March 07:48 22 September 17:44 21 June 01:59 21 December 14:04

Topic contact: astro@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013