Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 February 2007 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 28 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 399 139 km (248 013 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 990 km (251 649 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.501°. Next 9 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 14 days on 17 February 2007 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.