Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 June 2038 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 June 2038 at 00:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2038 after 11 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 475 of Meeus index or 1428 from Brown series.
Length of current 475 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 476 length.
Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠226°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠259.5°. 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°).
6 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 388 423 km (241 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 752 km (226 025 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 06:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 18 June 2038 at 02:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 06:06 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 09:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.031°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.039° in its southern standstill point on 18 June 2038 at 05:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 17 June 2038 at 02:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.