Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2039 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 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 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 18 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 26 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:35, this is 16 days after last apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 856 km

This perigee Moon is 366 856 km (227 954 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 348 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 500 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 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

12 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.878°. Next day 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 3 days

After 3 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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