Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 1 day 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 13 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.
The length of the 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 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 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠19.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠38.7°.
2 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2007 at 17:07 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 403 045 km (250 441 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 778 km (226 041 mi).
5 days after descending node on 24 May 2007 at 17:16 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2007 at 00:35 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.287°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.219° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 June 2007 at 09:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 1 June 2007 at 01:04 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.