Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 March 2039 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 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 71% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 24 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 20 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 13 March 2039 at 18:38 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 297 km

Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 124 km (251 732 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

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

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2039 at 12:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.115°. Next 2 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 9 days

After 9 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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