Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 May 2037 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | May 2037

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 22 May 2037 at 09:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 4 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2037 at 13:45

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:45, this is 15 days after last apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2037 at 01:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 368 540 km

This perigee Moon is 368 540 km (229 000 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 032 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 816 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 June 2037 at 03:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2037 at 17:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.268°. Next 7 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 4 days

After 4 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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