Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 31 May 2038 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 16 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 27 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 29 May 2038 at 20:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 618 km (251 418 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 752 km (226 025 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 June 2038 at 06:06 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2038 at 19:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.982°. Next 4 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 2 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.