Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 March 2039 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | March 2039

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 26 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2039 at 02:53

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 484 / 1437

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:38, this is 11 days after last apogee on 1 March 2039 at 22:42 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 000 km

This perigee Moon is 366 000 km (227 422 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 492 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 356 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2039 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2039 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

9 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2039 at 12:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.115°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.232° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2039 at 11:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 24 March 2039 at 17:59 in ♓ Pisces, 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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