Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 November 2007 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | November 2007

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 November 2007 at 22:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1943".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 1 day on 24 November 2007 at 14:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 97 / 1050

The Moon is 13 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.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the 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 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 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠183.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.6°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 301 km

The Moon is 363 301 km (225 745 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 196 km (221 951 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 18 November 2007 at 12:46 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 13 November 2007 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.006°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.958° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 24 November 2007 at 14:30 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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