Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 22 January 2007 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 10 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 87 of Meeus index or 1040 from Brown series.
Length of current 87 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 88 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.4°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:24, this is 11 days after last apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 366 929 km (227 999 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 421 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 427 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo.
At 13:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.448°. Next 7 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.
After 10 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.