Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 December 2038 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 1 day 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 13 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 436 km

The Moon is 404 436 km (251 305 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 283 km (224 491 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

25 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

11 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 3 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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