Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | October 2007

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 11 October 2007 at 05:01.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 8 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 96 / 1049

The Moon is 6 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.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.8°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 396 677 km

The Moon is 396 677 km (246 484 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 755 km (221 677 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 7 October 2007 at 20:03 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.194°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.117° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2007 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus 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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