Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 May 2037 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 May 2037 at 04:56 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 22 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2037 at 09:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 401 344 km (249 384 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 662 km (251 445 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 5 May 2037 at 23:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2037 at 06:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.163°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.268° in the next northern standstill on 18 May 2037 at 17:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 15 May 2037 at 05:54 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.