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Moon phase on 28 January 2038 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 January 2038 at 22:00 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 22 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.
Length of current 470 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 471 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 February 2038 at 10:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 411 km (227 677 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 275 km (251 826 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer, 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 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.188°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.196° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 4 February 2038 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.