Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 May 2038 at 09:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 9 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 474 of Meeus index or 1427 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 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 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠198.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠226°.
7 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 386 257 km (240 009 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 249 km (223 227 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 02:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 21 May 2038 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 02:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 03:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.927°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.982° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 21 May 2038 at 19:28.
In 9 days on 18 May 2038 at 18:23 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.