Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 January 2037 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2037 after 27 days on 31 January 2037 at 14:04.
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.
The Moon is 17 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 January 2037 at 21:29 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 January 2037 at 17:43 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 744 km (226 020 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 033 km (252 297 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 3 January 2037 at 20:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2037 at 08:20 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2037 at 00:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.593°. Next 10 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 11 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.