Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 April 2038 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 April 2038 at 10:36.
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 first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 27 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 473 of Meeus index or 1426 from Brown series.
Length of current 473 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 251 km (228 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 509 km (252 593 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.706°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.806° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 4 May 2038 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.