Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 October 2007 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 27 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 125 km (226 878 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 671 km (252 694 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2007 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.194°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.117° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2007 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 9 November 2007 at 23:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.