Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 April 2007 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 April 2007 at 18:04.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 15 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 470 km (225 850 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 138 km (221 915 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.510°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.446° in the next northern standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.