Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 October 2037 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | October 2037

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 16 October 2037 at 00:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2037 after 3 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 467 / 1420

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 467 of Meeus index or 1420 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠9.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠26.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2037 at 13:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 October 2037 at 07:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 869 km

The Moon is 404 869 km (251 574 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 008 km (252 282 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 16 October 2037 at 03:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 October 2037 at 16:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 15 October 2037 at 02:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.804°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.956° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2037 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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