Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 February 2007 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 27 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
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 17 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 402 049 km (249 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 990 km (251 649 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 22:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.501°. Next 8 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 13 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.