Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 22 November 2007 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 November 2007 at 22:32.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 2 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 97 of Meeus index or 1050 from Brown series.
Length of current 97 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2007. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 98 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.6°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 825 km (226 070 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 196 km (221 951 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 18 November 2007 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 13 November 2007 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.006°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.958° in the next northern standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.