Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 7 March 2007 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
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 is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 26 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 03:37, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 February 2007 at 09:34 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 851 km (252 184 mi) away from Earth. It is 443 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 858 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.600°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.608° in the next southern standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 19 March 2007 at 02:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.