Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 March 2038 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 7 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 7 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 9 March 2038 at 00:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 394 929 km

Moon is 394 929 km (245 398 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 387 km (222 070 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 2 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

24 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2038 at 20:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.311°. Next 2 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 7 days

After 7 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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