Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 November 2038 at 13:47.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.
Length of current 481 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 482 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 369 196 km (229 408 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 980 km (252 264 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 08:54 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 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.829°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.865° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.