Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 March 2007 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 25 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 053 km (251 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 816 km (222 337 mi).
4 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 25 February 2007 at 23:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.600°. Next 4 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 10 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.