Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 28 September 2038 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 14 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.
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 18:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 479 of Meeus index or 1432 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 479. It is 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 480 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2038 at 00:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 283 km (228 219 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 444 km (223 348 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 22 September 2038 at 07:26 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.372°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.486° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.