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Moon phase on 25 April 2038 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | April 2038

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

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 April 2038 at 06:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

6 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 6 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 384 470 km

Moon is 384 470 km (238 899 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 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 9 May 2038 at 02:33 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 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.927° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2038 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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