Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 December 2038 at 09:29.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 17 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.2°.
14 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2038 at 13:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 474 km (225 852 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 283 km (224 491 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 12 December 2038 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.887°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.882° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 26 December 2038 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.