Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 28 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠117.1°.
9 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2038 at 13:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 370 746 km (230 371 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 508 km (227 738 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.188°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.196° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 4 February 2038 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.