Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 July 2038 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 July 2038 at 13:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2038 after 9 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.
Length of current 476 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. 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°).
9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 July 2038 at 19:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 372 220 km (231 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 535 km (228 997 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 2 July 2038 at 12:47 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 July 2038 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2038 at 16:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.041°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.036° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 16 July 2038 at 11:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.