Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 February 2007 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | February 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 17 February 2007 at 16:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 8 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 88 / 1041

The Moon is 6 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.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠331.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.7°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 553 km

The Moon is 367 553 km (228 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 851 km (252 184 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 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 2 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 8 days

In 8 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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