Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 February 2038 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.
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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 28 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 February 2038 at 08:05 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 210 km (227 552 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 960 km (224 290 mi).
3 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 March 2038 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2038 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.250°. Next 8 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 13 days on 5 March 2038 at 23:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.