Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 13 October 2007 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 11 October 2007 at 05:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 96 of Meeus index or 1049 from Brown series.
Length of current 96 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 97 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:53, this is 15 days after last perigee on 28 September 2007 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 491 km (252 582 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 083 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 218 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 7 October 2007 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.296°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.194° in the next southern standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.