Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 6 September 2038 at 01:51.
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2038 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2038. It is 10 minutes shorter 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.4°.
5 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 371 880 km (231 076 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 516 km (251 976 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 20:51 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 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.
12 days since the previous standstill on 26 August 2038 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.151°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.232° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces 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.