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Moon phase on 4 March 2039 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | March 2039

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 63% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 March 2039 at 02:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2039 after 6 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 10 March 2039 at 16:35
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2039 at 10:08
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 24 March 2039 at 17:59
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2039 at 21:55

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 484 / 1437

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 484 of Meeus index or 1437 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 484 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 42 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 485 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠83.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠83.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠120.7°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2039 at 22:42 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2039 at 18:38 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 011 km

Moon is 402 011 km (249 798 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 000 km (227 422 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 09:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 March 2039 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 09:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2039 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.002°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.115° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2039 at 12:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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