Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 July 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 July 2038 at 05:40.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 16 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2038 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 393 000 km (244 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 833 km (229 182 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 20:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2038 at 15:12 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.036°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.049° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.