Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 July 2038 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 July 2038 at 05:40 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 21 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.
Length of current 476 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 477 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:19, this is 12 days after last perigee on 11 July 2038 at 19:32 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 203 km (251 160 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2038. It is 1 205 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 152 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 15 July 2038 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 July 2038 at 20:50 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.036°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.049° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.