Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2007 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | May 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 16 May 2007 at 19:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 10 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 23 May 2007 at 21:03
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 1 June 2007 at 01:04
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2007 at 11:43
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2007 at 03:13

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 91 / 1044

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 91 of Meeus index or 1044 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 91 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2007. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 92 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠38.7°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 386 029 km

Moon is 386 029 km (239 867 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 458 km (251 940 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

9 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.287°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.219° in the next southern standstill on 2 June 2007 at 09:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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