Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 December 2036 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 December 2036 at 15:34.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 14 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 457 of Meeus index or 1410 from Brown series.
Length of current 457 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 458 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠113°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠146.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 7 December 2036 at 01:52 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 138 km (246 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 081 km (251 706 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2036 at 14:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2036 at 02:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 19:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.597°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2036. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.593° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 14 days on 2 January 2037 at 02:35 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.