Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 December 2038 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | December 2038

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 December 2038 at 09:29.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 19 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

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 481 / 1434

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 481 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 573 km

Moon is 364 573 km (226 535 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 283 km (224 491 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.887°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.882° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 26 December 2038 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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