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Moon phase on 21 October 2038 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 October 2038 at 08:23 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 21 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 479 of Meeus index or 1432 from Brown series.
Length of current 479 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 480 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
6 days after point of apogee on 15 October 2038 at 07:13 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2038 at 10:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 387 594 km (240 840 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 944 km (221 795 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 19 October 2038 at 08:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2038 at 00:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.638°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.732° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 28 October 2038 at 03:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.