Quarter* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 November 2038 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 23 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 20 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.
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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 385 516 km (239 549 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 562 km (222 179 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 15 November 2038 at 11:00 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.829°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.865° in the next southern standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 26 November 2038 at 13:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.