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Moon phase on 13 April 2038 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | April 2038

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 April 2038 at 18:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 5 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2038 at 04:18

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

8 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 5 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 378 946 km

Moon is 378 946 km (235 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 842 km (221 731 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.706°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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