Moon ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 31 January 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 January 2007 at 23:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces. 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 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 386 706 km (240 288 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 990 km (251 649 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2007 at 13:00 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 4 February 2007 at 22:44 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 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.501°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.568° in the next southern standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.