Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2007 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | October 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 October 2007 at 05:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 13 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 96 / 1049

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 96 of Meeus index or 1049 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 96 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 97 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

14 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 day, 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 405 342 km

Moon is 405 342 km (251 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 491 km (252 582 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 7 October 2007 at 20:03 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 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.296°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.194° in the next southern standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus, 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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