Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 March 2007 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 March 2007 at 18:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 2 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 402 048 km (249 821 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 327 km (252 480 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 11:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.582°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.510° in the next southern standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.