Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 May 2037 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | May 2037

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 15 May 2037 at 05:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 8 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2037 at 17:10

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 462 / 1415

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 462 of Meeus index or 1415 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 462 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 463 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.3°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 May 2037 at 14:45 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 681 km

Moon is 367 681 km (228 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 540 km (229 000 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 03:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 2 June 2037 at 03:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 03:56 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 18 May 2037 at 17:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.268°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in the next southern standstill on 31 May 2037 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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