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Moon phase on 12 April 2038 Monday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 April 2038 at 18:02 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 6 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 473 of Meeus index or 1426 from Brown series.
Length of current 473 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 474 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠198.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 383 782 km (238 471 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 842 km (221 731 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days to meet descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 01:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous North standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.706°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.