Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 May 2007 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | May 2007

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 23 May 2007 at 21:03.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 5 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 June 2007 at 13:15

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 404 070 km

Moon is 404 070 km (251 077 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 458 km (251 940 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2007 at 00:35 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.287°. Next 6 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 5 days

After 5 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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