Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 10 December 2007 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 13 days on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 98. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 99 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 400 140 km (248 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 817 km (224 201 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.906°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2007. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.918° in its northern standstill point on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.