Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 February 2038 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | February 2038

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 February 2038 at 09:30.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1850"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 4 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 471 / 1424

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 471 of Meeus index or 1424 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 23 minutes. It is 5 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 4 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠117.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠117.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.9°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 9 February 2038 at 10:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 539 km

The Moon is 387 539 km (240 806 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 960 km (224 290 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 February 2038 at 17:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.196°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠22.250° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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