Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 26 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 18 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠198.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 370 693 km (230 338 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 509 km (252 593 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 12 April 2038 at 01:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 11 April 2038 at 21:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.706°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.806° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 11 days on 4 May 2038 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.