Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 12 August 2007 at 23:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 8 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.
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.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 94 of Meeus index or 1047 from Brown series.
Length of current 94 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 95 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠97.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.4°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:28, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 31 August 2007 at 00:12 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 621 km (251 420 mi) away from Earth. It is 787 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 088 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2007 at 14:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.342°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.377° in the next southern standstill on 23 August 2007 at 08:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.