Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 December 2038 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2038.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
3 days 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 894 km (248 483 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 283 km (224 491 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 16:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2038 at 02:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.