Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 September 2038 at 16:27.
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 ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 19 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 389 444 km (241 989 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 444 km (223 348 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.372°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.486° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 28 September 2038 at 18:57 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.