Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 April 2038 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | April 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 25 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 18 May 2038 at 18:23

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 473 / 1426

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 374 893 km

Moon is 374 893 km (232 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days 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 day, 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

11 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.706°. Next day 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 10 days

After 10 days on 4 May 2038 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus, 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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