Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 May 2038 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 April 2038 at 06:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:35, this is 13 days after last perigee on 19 April 2038 at 04:30 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 509 km (252 593 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 101 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 200 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 24 April 2038 at 11:37 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 9 May 2038 at 02:33 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 24 April 2038 at 09:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.806°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.927° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2038 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.