Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 26 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 480 of Meeus index or 1433 from Brown series.
Length of current 480 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 481 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 398 299 km (247 492 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 562 km (222 179 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 11:00 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 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 11:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.732°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.829° in the next northern standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 26 November 2038 at 13:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.