Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 May 2007 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 May 2007 at 04:27.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 15:10, this is 15 days after last apogee on 30 April 2007 at 10:57 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 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 359 393 km (223 316 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 115 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 963 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 11 May 2007 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.341°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.287° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.