Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 January 2039 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | January 2039

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 17 January 2039 at 18:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 19 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 482 / 1435

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 482 of Meeus index or 1435 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 482 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 483 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.2°

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°).

Moon before perigee

15 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2039 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 872 km

Moon is 363 872 km (226 100 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 856 km (227 954 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 January 2039 at 05:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.878°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.890° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2039 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 24 January 2039 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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