Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 December 2007 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2007.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.
Length of current 98 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 370 200 km (230 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 328 km (251 859 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2007 at 02:57 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.918°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.939° in the next southern standstill on 6 January 2008 at 15:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.