Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2038 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | March 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 March 2038 at 02:09.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 27 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 27 March 2038 at 17:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 4 April 2038 at 16:43
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2038 at 18:02
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2038 at 10:36

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 319 km

Moon is 363 319 km (225 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 665 km (252 690 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 15 March 2038 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2038 at 13:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.441°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.546° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 4 April 2038 at 16:43 in ♈ Aries, 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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