Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 August 2038 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 23 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 20 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:57, this is 15 days after last perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 583 km

This apogee Moon is 404 583 km (251 396 mi) away from Earth. It is 825 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 126 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 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 4 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

22 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2038 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.076°. Next 4 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 8 days

After 8 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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