Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 February 2007 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 10 February 2007 at 09:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 15 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 373 540 km

The Moon is 373 540 km (232 107 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 440 km (224 588 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

24 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 southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.568°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.600° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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