Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 July 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | July 2038

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 June 2038 at 12:39.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 14 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2038 at 13:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2038 at 16:00
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 16 July 2038 at 11:48
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 24 July 2038 at 05:40

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 475 / 1428

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 475 of Meeus index or 1428 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠226°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠259.5°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 July 2038 at 19:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 913 km

The Moon is 394 913 km (245 388 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 535 km (228 997 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 18 June 2038 at 02:42 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 2 July 2038 at 12:47 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 18 June 2038 at 05:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.039°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.041° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 2 July 2038 at 13:32 in ♋ Cancer 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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