Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 19 February 2007 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 February 2007 at 16:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.
Length of current 88 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:34, this is 11 days after last apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 361 440 km (224 588 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 068 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 916 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.568°. Next 6 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.
After 12 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.