Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 June 2037 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 June 2037 at 17:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2037 after 9 days on 27 June 2037 at 15:20.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 463 of Meeus index or 1416 from Brown series.
Length of current 463 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 464 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.7°. 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 perigee on this date at 16:37, this is 12 days after last apogee on 6 June 2037 at 01:22 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 July 2037 at 19:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 368 923 km (229 238 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 415 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 433 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 16 June 2037 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 June 2037 at 10:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2037 at 01:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.359°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.369° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2037 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 27 June 2037 at 15:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.