Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 December 2037 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 December 2037 at 14:05 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 22 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 469 of Meeus index or 1422 from Brown series.
Length of current 469 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 470 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:48, this is 14 days after last apogee on 15 December 2037 at 16:34 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 370 285 km (230 084 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2037. It is 7 777 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 71 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2037 at 22:59 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2037 at 09:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.193°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.189° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 5 January 2038 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.