Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 February 2007 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 25 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.

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 87 / 1040

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 87 of Meeus index or 1040 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 87 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 88 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.4°. 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

14 days after point of perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 271 km

Moon is 405 271 km (251 824 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 990 km (251 649 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.501°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.568° in the next southern standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 17 February 2007 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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