Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 January 2007 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.
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 is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 28 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
7 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 389 221 km (241 851 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 335 km (251 242 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.396°. Next 12 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.
After 14 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.