Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | September 2038

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 September 2038 at 01:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 5 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 478 / 1431

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 478 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 479 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.4°. 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 376 101 km

Moon is 376 101 km (233 698 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 516 km (251 976 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 03:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.232°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.372° in its northern standstill point on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces, 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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