Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 August 2007 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | August 2007

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1891".

Buck Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 25 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 93 / 1046

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.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.2°

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°.

Moon before apogee

11 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 367 197 km

The Moon is 367 197 km (228 166 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 892 km (229 219 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 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 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.342° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 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.

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