Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 February 2038 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | February 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 28 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09.

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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

11 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 day, 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 366 210 km

The Moon is 366 210 km (227 552 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 960 km (224 290 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 16 February 2038 at 17:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 March 2038 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.250°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.311° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 February 2038 at 20:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 5 March 2038 at 23:15 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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