Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 March 2038 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | March 2038

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 March 2038 at 23:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 11 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 14 March 2038 at 03:42
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 21 March 2038 at 02:09
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2038 at 17:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 4 April 2038 at 16:43

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 472 / 1425

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 472 of Meeus index or 1425 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 472 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2038. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 473 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:39, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 184 km

This apogee Moon is 406 184 km (252 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 776 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 525 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 1 March 2038 at 08:52 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 15 March 2038 at 23:29 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 28 February 2038 at 20:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.311°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.441° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2038 at 13:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09 in ♎ Libra, 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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