Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 August 2007 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 25 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 18 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.
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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 197 km (228 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 892 km (229 219 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.300°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.342° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 12 August 2007 at 23:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.