Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 26 August 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 August 2038 at 23:12.
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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 18 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 21 August 2038 at 01:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 391 199 km (243 080 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 106 km (226 245 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 03:40 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 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 03:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 08:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.232° in its southern standstill point on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 30 August 2038 at 10:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.