Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 January 2007 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 14 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 86. 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 apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 379 898 km (236 058 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 929 km (227 999 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2007 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.448°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.501° in the next northern standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.