Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠113°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:29. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 23 December 2036 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until 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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 20:54 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 17 January 2037 at 08:20 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 20:54 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.593°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.586° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 January 2037 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 16 January 2037 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.