Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 January 2038 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2038.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 374 886 km (232 943 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 508 km (227 738 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.188°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.196° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.