Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 February 2007 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 February 2007 at 09:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1944".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 392 562 km

Moon is 392 562 km (243 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 440 km (224 588 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days 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 6 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

20 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

13 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.501°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 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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