Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 April 2007 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 14 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 90 of Meeus index or 1043 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 51 minutes is the length of new lunation 90. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 91 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:55, this is 13 days after last apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2007 at 10:57 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 138 km (221 915 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 370 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 218 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.510°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.