Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 3 January 2037 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2037 at 02:35.
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 is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 28 days on 31 January 2037 at 14:04.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:29, this is 11 days after last apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 January 2037 at 17:43 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 361 542 km (224 652 mi) away from Earth. It is 966 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 814 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 20:54 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 17 January 2037 at 08:20 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 20:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.593°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.586° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2037 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 16 January 2037 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.