Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 August 2007 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | August 2007

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 August 2007 at 21:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 18 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 93 / 1046

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 3 August 2007 at 23:52 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 August 2007 at 03:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 373 420 km

The Moon is 373 420 km (232 032 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 621 km (251 420 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 1 August 2007 at 06:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

8 days 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 8 August 2007 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.377° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 August 2007 at 08:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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