Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 May 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | May 2038

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 May 2038 at 09:19.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 13 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2038 at 00:24

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 474 / 1427

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 474 of Meeus index or 1427 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 474 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 475 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠198.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠198.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 401 738 km

Moon is 401 738 km (249 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 249 km (223 227 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 3 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

23 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 3 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 13 days

After 13 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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