Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2038 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | April 2038

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 March 2038 at 17:36.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 16 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 4 April 2038 at 16:43
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 12 April 2038 at 18:02
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 19 April 2038 at 10:36
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2038 at 06:15

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 472 / 1425

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 472 of Meeus index or 1425 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2038. It is 51 minutes longer 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 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠149.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠175.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 247 km

The Moon is 402 247 km (249 945 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 665 km (252 690 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.546°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.706° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 4 April 2038 at 16:43 in ♈ Aries 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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