Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2038 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | December 2038

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 19 December 2038 at 09:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 16 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

Moon is at perigee at 08:23. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 361 283 km

This perigee Moon is 361 283 km (224 491 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 225 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 073 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.887°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.882° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 26 December 2038 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn 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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