Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 June 2038 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | June 2038

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 June 2038 at 11:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 1 day on 17 June 2038 at 02:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2038 at 02:30
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 24 June 2038 at 12:39
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2038 at 13:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2038 at 16:00

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 475 / 1428

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 475 of Meeus index or 1428 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 475 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 476 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠226°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 366 676 km

Moon is 366 676 km (227 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 680 km (251 456 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 5 June 2038 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 June 2038 at 02:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 5 June 2038 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.031°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.039° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2038 at 05:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 17 June 2038 at 02:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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