Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 7 August 2038 at 20:21.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 477 of Meeus index or 1430 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠293.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.9°.
5 days after point of perigee on 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 August 2038 at 01:57 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 373 768 km (232 249 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 583 km (251 396 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 18:25 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 26 August 2038 at 03:40 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 22:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.076°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.151° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 26 August 2038 at 08:58.
In 3 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.