Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 December 2037 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | December 2037

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 December 2037 at 13:38.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 28 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 469 / 1422

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 469 of Meeus index or 1422 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 469 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 470 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79.2°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 15 December 2037 at 16:34 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 December 2037 at 18:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 381 575 km

Moon is 381 575 km (237 100 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 285 km (230 084 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 22:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 22:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 09:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.193°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2037. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.189° in its southern standstill point on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 5 January 2038 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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