Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 May 2037 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 May 2037 at 04:24.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2037 after 27 days on 27 June 2037 at 15:20.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 24 May 2037 at 14:45 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2037 at 01:22 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 391 532 km (243 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 141 km (251 122 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 20 May 2037 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 June 2037 at 03:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 16:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.325°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.359° in its northern standstill point on 15 June 2037 at 01:37 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 13 June 2037 at 17:10 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.