Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 February 2038 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 February 2038 at 09:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 471 of Meeus index or 1424 from Brown series.
Length of current 471 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 23 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 472 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.9°. 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 apogee on 9 February 2038 at 10:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 387 539 km (240 806 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 960 km (224 290 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 February 2038 at 17:30 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.196°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.250° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.