Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | January 2007

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 8 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 87 / 1040

The Moon is 6 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.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.4°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 337 km

The Moon is 363 337 km (225 767 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 990 km (251 649 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 22 January 2007 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.448°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.501° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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