Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 January 2037 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | January 2037

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 28 days on 31 January 2037 at 14:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 457 / 1410

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 457 of Meeus index or 1410 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 457 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 458 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠113°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:29, this is 11 days after last apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 January 2037 at 17:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 361 542 km

This perigee Moon is 361 542 km (224 652 mi) away from Earth. It is 966 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 814 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 20:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 17 January 2037 at 08:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 20:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.593°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.586° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2037 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 16 January 2037 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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