Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 February 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 2 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 12 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 377 752 km (234 724 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 960 km (224 290 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 February 2038 at 17:30 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 1 March 2038 at 08:52 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 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.250°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.311° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2038 at 20:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.