Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 31 May 2007 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1892".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2007.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2007 at 17:07 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 400 504 km (248 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 778 km (226 041 mi).
6 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2007 at 00:35 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2007 at 23:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.287°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.