Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 21 October 2038 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | October 2038

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

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

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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

6 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 6 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 387 594 km

The Moon is 387 594 km (240 840 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 944 km (221 795 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 19 October 2038 at 08:51 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 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

2 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.638°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.732° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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