Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 September 2007 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | September 2007

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1916".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 25 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2007 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 389 km

Moon is 364 389 km (226 421 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 491 km (252 582 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 25 September 2007 at 00:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2007 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

5 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 19 September 2007 at 16:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.347°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.296° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 11 October 2007 at 05:01 in ♎ Libra, 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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