Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 May 2037 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | May 2037

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 May 2037 at 04:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 20 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2037 at 22:49

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

11 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 day, 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 405 089 km

Moon is 405 089 km (251 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 662 km (251 445 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 5 May 2037 at 23:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2037 at 06:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.163°. Next 10 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 6 days

After 6 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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