Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 25 November 2038 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 19 November 2038 at 22:10.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 16 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:45, this is 14 days after last apogee on 11 November 2038 at 08:59 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 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 357 562 km (222 179 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 946 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 794 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2038 at 07:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.829°. Next 3 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 1 day 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.