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Moon phase on 15 December 2037 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2037 | December 2037

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 December 2037 at 14:42 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2037 after 7 days on 22 December 2037 at 13:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 469 / 1422

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 16:34. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 3 December 2037 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 29 December 2037 at 18:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 504 km

This apogee Moon is 404 504 km (251 347 mi) away from Earth. It is 904 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 205 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 9 December 2037 at 12:36 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

18 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

6 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 7 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 7 days

In 7 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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