Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 3 August 2007 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 24 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.
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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:52, this is 12 days after last apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2007 at 03:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 368 892 km (229 219 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2007. It is 6 384 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 464 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2007 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.300°. Next 5 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 9 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.