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Moon phase on 1 August 2038 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | August 2038

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 13 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 477 / 1430

At 00:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 477 of Meeus index or 1430 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.4 days

29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 477. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 478 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠293.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.9°. 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 perigee

8 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 4 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 378 779 km

Moon is 378 779 km (235 362 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 833 km (229 182 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 29 July 2038 at 20:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

2 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.049°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.076° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2038 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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