Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 March 2007 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 March 2007 at 02:43.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.
Length of current 89 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 90 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 365 989 km (227 415 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 327 km (252 480 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.608°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.582° in the next northern standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.