Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 September 2038 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 September 2038 at 12:24.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 25 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 478 of Meeus index or 1431 from Brown series.
Length of current 478 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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:15, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 September 2038 at 22:39 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 405 516 km (251 976 mi) away from Earth. It is 108 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 193 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 7 September 2038 at 20:51 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 8 September 2038 at 03:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.232°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.372° in the next northern standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 28 September 2038 at 18:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.