Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 28 August 2007 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1900".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2007.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
9 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 August 2007 at 00:12 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 372 642 km (231 549 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 174 km (226 287 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 14:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 September 2007 at 14:49 in ♍ Virgo.
At 14:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 23 August 2007 at 08:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.377°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.380° in the next northern standstill on 5 September 2007 at 04:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.