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Moon phase on 13 January 2038 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | January 2038

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

First Quarter 50% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 January 2038 at 12:34 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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 7 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.

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 470 / 1423

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 470 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 471 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117.1°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 989 km

Moon is 404 989 km (251 648 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 508 km (227 738 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.189°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.188° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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