Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 24 June 2038 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 June 2038 at 12:39 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 21 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 475 of Meeus index or 1428 from Brown series.
Length of current 475 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 476 length.
Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠226°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 103 km (250 477 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 680 km (251 456 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 18 June 2038 at 02:42 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 July 2038 at 12:47 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2038 at 05:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.039°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.041° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 2 July 2038 at 13:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.