Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 January 2038 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 29 December 2037 at 14:05.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 18 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 469 of Meeus index or 1422 from Brown series.
Length of current 469 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 470 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79.2°. 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°).
3 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 371 257 km (230 688 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 530 km (251 363 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2037 at 22:59 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2037 at 09:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.193°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.189° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 5 January 2038 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.