Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 December 2038 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 14 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 01:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 482 of Meeus index or 1435 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 482. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 483 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠51.2°. 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°).
2 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 486 km (230 209 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 107 km (251 722 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 December 2038 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 13:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.882°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2038. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.878° in its northern standstill point on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.