Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | September 2038

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

Waxing Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 6 September 2038 at 01:51.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 5 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24.

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 478 / 1431

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 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 minutes shorter 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.4°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 376 101 km

The Moon is 376 101 km (233 698 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 516 km (251 976 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 03:20 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.232°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.372° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 22 September 2038 at 17:24.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces 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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