Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 June 2038 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 June 2038 at 12:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 19 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:55, this is 11 days after last perigee on 14 June 2038 at 15:26 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 July 2038 at 19:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 680 km (251 456 mi) away from Earth. It is 728 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 029 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 18 June 2038 at 02:42 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 2 July 2038 at 12:47 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2038 at 05:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.039°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.041° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 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.