Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 October 2038 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | October 2038

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 24 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.

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 479 / 1432

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 479 of Meeus index or 1432 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 59 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 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠339.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠355.4°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 15 October 2038 at 07:13 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2038 at 10:19 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 879 km

The Moon is 399 879 km (248 473 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 944 km (221 795 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 19 October 2038 at 08:51 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 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.486°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.638° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 28 October 2038 at 03:53 in ♏ Scorpio 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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