Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 29 May 2038 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 May 2038 at 20:43.
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 ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 18 days on 17 June 2038 at 02:30.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 20:16, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 May 2038 at 13:35 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 405 684 km (252 080 mi) away from Earth. It is 276 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 025 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 21 May 2038 at 17:34 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 5 June 2038 at 06:06 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.
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.982°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.031° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2038 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 3 June 2038 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.