Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 November 2007 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 November 2007 at 21:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 389 825 km (242 226 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 671 km (252 694 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 22:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 15 days to meet ascending node on 18 November 2007 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 29 October 2007 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.117°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.006° in the next southern standstill on 13 November 2007 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 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.