Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 September 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | September 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 September 2007 at 12:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2007 after 14 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45.

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 95 / 1048

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 95 of Meeus index or 1048 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.5°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 31 August 2007 at 00:12 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 September 2007 at 21:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 401 093 km

The Moon is 401 093 km (249 228 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 645 km (252 056 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 10 September 2007 at 14:49 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2007 at 00:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2007 at 04:28 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.380°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.347° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 September 2007 at 16:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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