Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 January 2007 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2007.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.
Length of current 86 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 87 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 384 458 km (238 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 335 km (251 242 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 26 December 2006 at 10:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.448° in the next southern standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.