Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 4 April 2007 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 27 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 404 772 km (251 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 138 km (221 915 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 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 14 April 2007 at 17:34 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 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.582°. Next 4 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 12 days on 17 April 2007 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.