Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 September 2007 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 September 2007 at 19:45.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 27 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 95 of Meeus index or 1048 from Brown series.
Length of current 95 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 96 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.5°. 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 01:53, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 September 2007 at 21:06 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 359 420 km (223 333 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 088 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 936 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 25 September 2007 at 00:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2007 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 19 September 2007 at 16:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.347°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.296° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 11 October 2007 at 05:01 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.