Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 August 2038 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | August 2038

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 August 2038 at 20:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 4 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 477 / 1430

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 477 of Meeus index or 1430 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 47 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 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠293.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠293.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.9°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 August 2038 at 01:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 861 km

The Moon is 369 861 km (229 821 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 583 km (251 396 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 29 July 2038 at 20:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.049°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.076° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 August 2038 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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