Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2007 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 February 2007 at 07:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1888"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 5 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 3 March 2007 at 23:17
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 March 2007 at 03:54
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2007 at 02:43
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2007 at 18:16

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 88 / 1041

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 88 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than next lunation 89 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.7°. 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 perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 379 647 km

Moon is 379 647 km (235 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 851 km (252 184 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

7 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.600°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.608° in the next southern standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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