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Moon phase on 5 January 2038 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | January 2038

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 January 2038 at 13:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 15 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 470 / 1423

At 13:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes is the length of new lunation 470. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 471 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠117.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 29 December 2037 at 18:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 384 836 km

Moon is 384 836 km (239 126 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 530 km (251 363 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 08:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.189°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2038. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.188° in its northern standstill point on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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