Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 24 April 2007 at 06:36.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2007 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 90 of Meeus index or 1043 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 51 minutes. It is 5 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 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 10:57. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 209 km (252 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 801 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 500 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.446°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.341° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 2 May 2007 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.