Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 December 2037 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | December 2037

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 November 2037 at 06:06.

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2037 after 19 days on 22 December 2037 at 13:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 468 / 1421

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 468 of Meeus index or 1421 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 468 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 469 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠26.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48°. 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 21:37, this is 16 days after last apogee on 17 November 2037 at 21:05 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 15 December 2037 at 16:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 169 km

This perigee Moon is 366 169 km (227 527 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 661 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 187 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 26 November 2037 at 17:38 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 December 2037 at 12:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 26 November 2037 at 02:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.140°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.177° in the next southern standstill on 8 December 2037 at 22:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 6 December 2037 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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