Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 March 2038 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | March 2038

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 27 March 2038 at 17:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 20 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2038 at 06:15

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

7 days 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 6 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 387 147 km

Moon is 387 147 km (240 562 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 665 km (252 690 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.546°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.706° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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