Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 November 2007 at 22:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 6 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 97 of Meeus index or 1050 from Brown series.
Length of current 97 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2007. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 98 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.6°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 376 366 km (233 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 196 km (221 951 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 12:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo.
At 12:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 13 November 2007 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.006°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.958° in the next northern standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.