Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 May 2037 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | May 2037

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 29 April 2037 at 18:54.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1902".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 23 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 7 May 2037 at 04:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 15 May 2037 at 05:54
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2037 at 09:08
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2037 at 04:24

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 461 / 1414

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 461 of Meeus index or 1414 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 461 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 462 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠225.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.7°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2037 at 09:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 398 134 km

Moon is 398 134 km (247 389 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 662 km (251 445 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 23:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 4 May 2037 at 06:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.163°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.268° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2037 at 17:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 15 May 2037 at 05:54 in ♉ Taurus, 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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