Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 2 July 2038 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 13 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 476. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 477 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 26 June 2038 at 12:55 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 11 July 2038 at 19:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 390 600 km (242 708 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 535 km (228 997 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 12:47 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 15 July 2038 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 12:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 16:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.041°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.036° in its southern standstill point on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.