Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 October 2038 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 58% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon before 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 22 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 21 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

5 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 7 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 392 219 km

The Moon is 392 219 km (243 714 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 944 km (221 795 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 19 October 2038 at 08:51 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2038 at 00:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 at northern standstill

At 00:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.638°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.732° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 1 November 2038 at 16:10.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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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