Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 4 May 2007 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 May 2007 at 10:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 27 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2007 at 10:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 399 050 km (247 958 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 393 km (223 316 mi).
6 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2007 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.446°. Next day 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 12 days on 16 May 2007 at 19:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.