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Moon phase on 20 January 2038 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | January 2038

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 January 2038 at 04:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1950".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2038.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 470 / 1423

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠117.1°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 379 528 km

The Moon is 379 528 km (235 828 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 508 km (227 738 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 08:06 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 08:06 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.188°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.196° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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