Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 March 2038 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 March 2038 at 03:42.
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 about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2038 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 472 of Meeus index or 1425 from Brown series.
Length of current 472 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2038. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 473 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 9 March 2038 at 00:39 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 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 371 720 km (230 976 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 387 km (222 070 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 15 March 2038 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2038 at 13:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.441°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.546° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 21 March 2038 at 02:09 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.