Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 September 2007 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | September 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 11 September 2007 at 12:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2007 after 8 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45.

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 95 / 1048

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 95 of Meeus index or 1048 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 95 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 96 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.5°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 September 2007 at 21:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2007 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 401 382 km

Moon is 401 382 km (249 407 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 420 km (223 333 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 10 September 2007 at 14:49 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2007 at 00:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 5 September 2007 at 04:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.380°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.347° in the next southern standstill on 19 September 2007 at 16:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45 in ♓ Pisces, 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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