Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 25 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 18 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.
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°.
6 days after point of apogee on 30 April 2007 at 10:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 391 240 km (243 105 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 393 km (223 316 mi).
8 days after descending node on 27 April 2007 at 15:27 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 04:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.341°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.287° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 May 2007 at 23:04.
In 10 days on 16 May 2007 at 19:27 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.