Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 August 2038 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 14 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes is the length of new lunation 478. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 479 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.4°. 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 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 372 312 km (231 344 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 106 km (226 245 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 26 August 2038 at 03:40 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 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2038 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.151°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.232° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.