Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 October 2038 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 13 October 2038 at 04:22.
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 ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 25 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.
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 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 15 October 2038 at 07:13 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2038 at 10:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 402 603 km (250 166 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 944 km (221 795 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 4 October 2038 at 21:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 October 2038 at 08:51 in ♋ Cancer.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2038 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.486°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.638° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 28 October 2038 at 03:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.