Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 April 2038 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2038 after 13 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 473 of Meeus index or 1426 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 473. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 474 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠198.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:32, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 March 2038 at 17:16 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 665 km (252 690 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2038. It is 1 257 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 44 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 28 March 2038 at 09:42 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2038 at 02:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.546°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.706° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.