Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 August 2007 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 20 August 2007 at 23:54.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2007 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 94 of Meeus index or 1047 from Brown series.
Length of current 94 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 95 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠97.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 19 August 2007 at 03:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 August 2007 at 00:12 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 395 861 km (245 977 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 174 km (226 287 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 14 August 2007 at 07:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2007 at 14:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.377°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.380° in its northern standstill point on 5 September 2007 at 04:28 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 28 August 2007 at 10:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.