Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 1 December 2007 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 December 2007 at 12:44 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 22 days on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 391 732 km (243 411 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 235 km (252 423 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 November 2007 at 23:09 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.958°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.906° in the next southern standstill on 10 December 2007 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 9 December 2007 at 17:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.