Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 April 2007 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | April 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 17 April 2007 at 11:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 10 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2007 at 06:36
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 2 May 2007 at 10:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2007 at 04:27
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2007 at 19:27

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 90 / 1043

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 90 of Meeus index or 1043 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 90 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 51 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 91 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries. 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 30 April 2007 at 10:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 374 543 km

Moon is 374 543 km (232 730 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 209 km (252 407 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 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 in northern standstill

At 13:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.446°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.341° in its southern standstill point on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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