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Moon phase on 4 November 2038 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | November 2038

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

First Quarter 56% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 November 2038 at 21:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 7 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 480 / 1433

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 480 of Meeus index or 1433 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠355.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠10.8°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2038 at 10:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 385 471 km

The Moon is 385 471 km (239 521 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 419 km (252 537 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 1 November 2038 at 00:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 November 2038 at 11:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.732°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.829° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27 in ♉ Taurus 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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