Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 August 2038 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | August 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 26 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2038 at 01:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 402 658 km

Moon is 402 658 km (250 200 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 583 km (251 396 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 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 26 August 2038 at 03:40 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 11 August 2038 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.076°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.151° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2038 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 30 August 2038 at 10:13 in ♍ Virgo, 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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