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Moon phase on 16 October 2037 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 October 2037 at 00:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2037 after 7 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 467 of Meeus index or 1420 from Brown series.
Length of current 467 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 468 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠9.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2037 at 13:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 October 2037 at 07:33 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 393 572 km (244 554 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 008 km (252 282 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 October 2037 at 16:21 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 October 2037 at 02:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.804°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.956° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2037 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.