Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 February 2007 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 26 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 87 / 1040

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.

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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 before perigee

13 days 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 2 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 404 119 km

The Moon is 404 119 km (251 108 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 990 km (251 649 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.501°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.568° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 17 February 2007 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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