Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 November 2038 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | November 2038

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 November 2038 at 13:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 12 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.

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 481 / 1434

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.2°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 373 124 km

The Moon is 373 124 km (231 849 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 980 km (252 264 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 at southern standstill

At 02:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.865°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.887° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 13 December 2038 at 13:26.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini 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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