Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 May 2007 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 15 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 91 of Meeus index or 1044 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 91. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2007. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 92 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠38.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 365 423 km (227 063 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 458 km (251 940 mi).
4 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2007 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.341°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.