Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 April 2038 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | April 2038

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 April 2038 at 16:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1845"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 7 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 4 May 2038 at 09:19

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 473 / 1426

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 473 of Meeus index or 1426 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 473 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 474 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠175.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠198.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 388 577 km

Moon is 388 577 km (241 451 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 842 km (221 731 mi).

Moon before ascending node

14 days 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 day, 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

26 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 in northern standstill

At 21:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.706°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in its southern standstill point on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36 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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