Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 6 December 2007 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 December 2007 at 12:44.
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 about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:54, this is 12 days after last perigee on 24 November 2007 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 235 km (252 423 mi) away from Earth. It is 827 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 474 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 26 November 2007 at 03:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.958°. Next 3 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 3 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.