Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 30 September 2038 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 September 2038 at 18:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2038 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 479 of Meeus index or 1432 from Brown series.
Length of current 479 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:20, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 September 2038 at 19:15 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 October 2038 at 07:13 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 359 444 km (223 348 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 064 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 912 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 22 September 2038 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.372°. Next 4 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.
After 12 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.