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Moon phase on 26 May 2038 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | May 2038

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 25 May 2038 at 20:43 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 21 days on 17 June 2038 at 02:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2038 at 00:24
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2038 at 11:11
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2038 at 02:30
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 24 June 2038 at 12:39

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2038 at 20:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 221 km

Moon is 399 221 km (248 064 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 684 km (252 080 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 May 2038 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 June 2038 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.982°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.031° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2038 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 June 2038 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini, 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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