Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 May 2037 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | May 2037

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 May 2037 at 05:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 10 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 22 May 2037 at 09:08
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 29 May 2037 at 04:24
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 5 June 2037 at 22:49
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2037 at 17:10

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 462 / 1415

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 462 of Meeus index or 1415 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠258.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠292.3°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 May 2037 at 14:45 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 375 218 km

The Moon is 375 218 km (233 150 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 540 km (229 000 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 5 May 2037 at 23:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 17:58 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.268°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.325° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 31 May 2037 at 16:34.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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