Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 August 2037 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 August 2037 at 19:09.
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 ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2037 after 26 days on 24 September 2037 at 11:32.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 465 of Meeus index or 1418 from Brown series.
Length of current 465 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2037. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 466 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.5°. 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 00:28, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 August 2037 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2037 at 02:13 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 214 km (252 410 mi) away from Earth. It is 806 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 495 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 22 August 2037 at 23:10 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 September 2037 at 10:34 in ♋ Cancer.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 21 August 2037 at 14:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.390°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.473° in the next northern standstill on 5 September 2037 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 9 September 2037 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.