Quarter* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 January 2038 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 5 January 2038 at 13:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2038 after 8 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.
Length of current 470 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:57, this is 13 days after last perigee on 29 December 2037 at 18:48 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 530 km (251 363 mi) away from Earth. It is 878 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 179 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 5 January 2038 at 21:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2038 at 08:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.189°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.188° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.