Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 December 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | December 2038

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 December 2038 at 12:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 3 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 481 / 1434

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 13:35. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 980 km

This apogee Moon is 405 980 km (252 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 572 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 729 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

23 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 before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.865°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.887° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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