Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 June 2038 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 June 2038 at 02:30.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 27 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 378 515 km (235 198 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 680 km (251 456 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 2 July 2038 at 12:47 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 05:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.039°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.041° in its northern standstill point on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 14 days on 2 July 2038 at 13:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.