Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 11 April 2007 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | April 2007

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 April 2007 at 18:04 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1890"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1914".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 20 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2007 at 11:36
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2007 at 06:36
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 2 May 2007 at 10:09
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2007 at 04:27

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 89 / 1042

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠348.7°

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°.

Moon before apogee

8 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 379 325 km

The Moon is 379 325 km (235 702 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 138 km (221 915 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.510°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.446° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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.

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