Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 October 2038 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 28 October 2038 at 03:53.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2038 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 480 of Meeus index or 1433 from Brown series.
Length of current 480 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 54 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2038 at 10:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 986 km (228 656 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 419 km (252 537 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 November 2038 at 00:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2038 at 00:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.638°. Next day 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.
After 11 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.