Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 May 2038 at 09:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 9 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 474 of Meeus index or 1427 from Brown series.
Length of current 474 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 475 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠198.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 386 257 km (240 009 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 249 km (223 227 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 02:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 May 2038 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 02:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 03:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.927°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.982° in its southern standstill point on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.