Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 July 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 July 2007 at 12:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2007 after 11 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 93 of Meeus index or 1046 from Brown series.
Length of current 93 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 94 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠97.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2007 at 21:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 398 218 km (247 441 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 152 km (251 128 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 00:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 12 July 2007 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.251°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.300° in the next southern standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.