Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 26 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 17 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4°.
2 days after point of apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 403 154 km (250 508 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 138 km (221 915 mi).
5 days after descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.582°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.510° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 17 April 2007 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.