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Moon phase on 26 November 2038 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | November 2038

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 November 2038 at 13:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 15 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 481 / 1434

At 13:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 481. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 482 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 124 km

Moon is 364 124 km (226 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 980 km (252 264 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 15 November 2038 at 11:00 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.829°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.865° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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