Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 11 November 2038 at 22:27.
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 first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 26 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.
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 480 of Meeus index or 1433 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠355.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠10.8°.
4 days after point of apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 398 299 km (247 492 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 562 km (222 179 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 11:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 11:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 1 November 2038 at 16:10 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.732°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.829° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 26 November 2038 at 13:47 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.