Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 February 2007 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 14 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 88. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than next lunation 89 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.7°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 369 556 km (229 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 440 km (224 588 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.568°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.600° in the next northern standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.