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Moon phase on 19 September 2007 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | September 2007

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 September 2007 at 16:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2007 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

3 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 8 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 398 208 km

Moon is 398 208 km (247 435 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 420 km (223 333 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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 in southern standstill

At 16:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.347°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.296° in its northern standstill point on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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