Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | July 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 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 24 July 2038 at 05:40.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 16 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 476 / 1429

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 476 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 477 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠259.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.3°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2038 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 000 km

Moon is 393 000 km (244 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 833 km (229 182 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 20:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.036°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.049° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 in ♌ Leo, 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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