Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 30 April 2007 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 90 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 51 minutes. 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 apogee on this date at 10:57, this is 13 days after last perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 500 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.446°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.341° in the next southern standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 2 May 2007 at 10:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.