Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 June 2007 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 8 June 2007 at 11:43.
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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2007 after 18 days on 30 June 2007 at 13:49.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 17:07, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 May 2007 at 22:01 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 24 June 2007 at 14:25 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 363 778 km (226 041 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 270 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 578 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2007 at 00:35 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 20 June 2007 at 19:32 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 2 June 2007 at 09:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.219°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.212° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2007 at 08:31 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 15 June 2007 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.