Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 August 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | August 2038

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 August 2038 at 00:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 10 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 477 / 1430

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 477 of Meeus index or 1430 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 477 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. 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

11 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 day, 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 366 963 km

Moon is 366 963 km (228 020 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 833 km (229 182 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 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 7 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

5 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.049°. Next 7 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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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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