Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 27 May 2007 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 23 May 2007 at 21:03.
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 ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 4 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 91 of Meeus index or 1044 from Brown series.
Length of current 91 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:01, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 May 2007 at 15:10 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2007 at 17:07 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 458 km (251 940 mi) away from Earth. It is 50 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 251 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 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 8 June 2007 at 00:35 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 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.287°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.219° in the next southern standstill on 2 June 2007 at 09:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 1 June 2007 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.