Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2038 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | February 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 24 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09.

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 471 / 1424

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 471 of Meeus index or 1424 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 471 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 23 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 472 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠117.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.9°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 March 2038 at 00:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 202 km

Moon is 365 202 km (226 926 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 184 km (252 391 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 16 February 2038 at 17:30 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 March 2038 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

7 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.250°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.311° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2038 at 20:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 5 March 2038 at 23:15 in ♓ Pisces, 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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