Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 December 2037 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | December 2037

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

Waxing Crescent 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 6 December 2037 at 23:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2037 after 11 days on 22 December 2037 at 13:38.

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 469 / 1422

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 469 of Meeus index or 1422 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79.2°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 3 December 2037 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 December 2037 at 16:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 396 564 km

The Moon is 396 564 km (246 413 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 504 km (251 347 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 9 December 2037 at 12:36 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2037 at 22:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 8 December 2037 at 22:32 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.177°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.193° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 December 2037 at 09:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 22 December 2037 at 13:38 in ♊ Gemini 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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