Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 May 2038 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 May 2038 at 04:18.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2038 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 474 of Meeus index or 1427 from Brown series.
Length of current 474 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 475 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠198.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226°. 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 perigee on this date at 13:35, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 May 2038 at 08:35 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2038 at 20:16 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 359 249 km (223 227 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 259 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 107 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 9 May 2038 at 02:33 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 May 2038 at 17:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 May 2038 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.927°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.982° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 18 May 2038 at 18:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.