Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 30 June 2007 at 13:49.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2007 after 25 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 92 of Meeus index or 1045 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠38.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.
9 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2007 at 14:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 July 2007 at 21:38 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 372 556 km (231 496 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 534 km (228 996 mi).
13 days after descending node on 20 June 2007 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2007 at 01:39 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2007 at 15:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.215°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.251° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2007 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 14 July 2007 at 12:04 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.