Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 May 2037 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 May 2037 at 04:56.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:32, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 April 2037 at 09:43 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 May 2037 at 14:45 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 662 km (251 445 mi) away from Earth. It is 746 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 047 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 4 May 2037 at 06:45 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.163°. Next 9 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 5 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.