Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 August 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | August 2038

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 August 2038 at 23:12.

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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2038 at 01:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 391 199 km

Moon is 391 199 km (243 080 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 106 km (226 245 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 03:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 03:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 08:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.232° in its southern standstill point on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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