Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.
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 about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 26 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 93 of Meeus index or 1046 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠97.3°.
10 days after point of apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 370 516 km (230 228 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 892 km (229 219 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:03 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.
At 06:03 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.300°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.342° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 12 August 2007 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo 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.