Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 January 2038 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 15 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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°).
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.
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 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.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.