Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 December 2007 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | December 2007

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2008 after 26 days on 22 January 2008 at 13:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 98 / 1051

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠209.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠242.4°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2007 at 10:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 383 864 km

The Moon is 383 864 km (238 522 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 328 km (251 859 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2007 at 02:57 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.918°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.939° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 January 2008 at 15:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 8 January 2008 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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