Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 March 2007 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | March 2007

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 March 2007 at 03:54.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1928".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 16 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2007 at 02:43
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 25 March 2007 at 18:16
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 2 April 2007 at 17:15
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2007 at 18:04

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 88 / 1041

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 368 304 km

Moon is 368 304 km (228 853 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 816 km (222 337 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

26 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.608°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.582° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 March 2007 at 02:43 in ♓ Pisces, 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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