Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 August 2038 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 August 2038 at 00:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 12 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 477 of Meeus index or 1430 from Brown series.
Length of current 477 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 478 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠293.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.9°. 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 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 229 km (232 535 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 833 km (229 182 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 29 July 2038 at 20:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 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 30 July 2038 at 00:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.049°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.076° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2038 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.