Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 May 2037 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 May 2037 at 05:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2037 after 10 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.
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 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.
Length of current 462 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 463 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠292.3°. 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 apogee on 9 May 2037 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 May 2037 at 14:45 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 375 218 km (233 150 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 540 km (229 000 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.268°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.325° in its southern standstill point on 31 May 2037 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.