Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 28 October 2038 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 14 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.
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 03:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 480 of Meeus index or 1433 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 54 minutes is the length of new lunation 480. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 481 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:19, this is 13 days after last apogee on 15 October 2038 at 07:13 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 356 944 km (221 795 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 564 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 412 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 19 October 2038 at 08:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2038 at 00:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.638°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.732° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.