Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 March 2038 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1926".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2038.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:16, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 March 2038 at 00:39 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 April 2038 at 05:32 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 357 387 km (222 070 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 121 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 969 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2038 at 13:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.441°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.