Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 April 2037 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 April 2037 at 03:11 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2037 after 6 days on 29 April 2037 at 18:54.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 461 of Meeus index or 1414 from Brown series.
Length of current 461 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 47 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 462 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠225.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠258.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of apogee on 11 April 2037 at 13:04 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2037 at 09:43 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 366 369 km (227 651 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 607 km (225 935 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 03:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 5 May 2037 at 23:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 03:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2037 at 11:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.064°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.163° in the next southern standstill on 4 May 2037 at 06:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 29 April 2037 at 18:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.