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Moon phase on 1 May 2038 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | May 2038

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 April 2038 at 06:15.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 17 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 May 2038 at 20:43

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

12 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 day, 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 404 897 km

Moon is 404 897 km (251 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days 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 7 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

19 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 after southern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 7 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 2 days

After 2 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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