Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 December 2038 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 15 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 481 of Meeus index or 1434 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 481. 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 perigee on 24 December 2038 at 08:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 111 km (228 112 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 107 km (251 722 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 19:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2038 at 13:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.887°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.882° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.