Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2038 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 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 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 25 May 2038 at 20:43.

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 ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 19 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

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 474 / 1427

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

10 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 day, 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 404 201 km

Moon is 404 201 km (251 159 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 684 km (252 080 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 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 7 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

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

6 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.982°. Next 7 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 5 days

After 5 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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