Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 August 2007 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | August 2007

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1891".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 23 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 93 / 1046

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 93 of Meeus index or 1046 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 93 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 94 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠97.3°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2007 at 03:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 524 km

Moon is 363 524 km (225 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 621 km (251 420 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

3 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.300°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.342° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 August 2007 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo, 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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