Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 24 July 2038 at 05:40.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 16 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 476 / 1429

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 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 33 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠259.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠293.3°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2038 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 000 km

The Moon is 393 000 km (244 199 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 833 km (229 182 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:50 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 20:50 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.036°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.049° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 in ♌ Leo 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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