Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 January 2007 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | January 2007

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 27 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 86 / 1039

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 86 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 87 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries. 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 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 696 km

Moon is 393 696 km (244 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 335 km (251 242 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 26 December 2006 at 10:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.448° in the next southern standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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