Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 December 2038 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 December 2038 at 12:46.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2038 after 3 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.
Length of current 481 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 482 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 13:35, this is 12 days after last perigee on 25 November 2038 at 22:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 980 km (252 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 572 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 729 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 28 November 2038 at 08:54 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.887° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 11 December 2038 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.