Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 December 2038 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ∠23° 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 2 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 13 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 383 km (251 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 283 km (224 491 mi).
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next 4 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 2 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.