Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2038 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | January 2038

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 December 2037 at 14:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 17 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48°

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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 29 December 2037 at 18:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 375 414 km

Moon is 375 414 km (233 271 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 530 km (251 363 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2037 at 09:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.193°. Next day 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.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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.

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