Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 March 2039 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | March 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 March 2039 at 17:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 13 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2039 at 21:55
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2039 at 02:53
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 15 April 2039 at 18:07
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2039 at 09:35

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 485 / 1438

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 485 of Meeus index or 1438 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 485 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 486 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠120.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.8°. 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 apogee

12 days 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 3 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 401 381 km

Moon is 401 381 km (249 407 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 124 km (251 732 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 March 2039 at 10:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2039 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2039 at 11:25 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.232°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.377° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53 in ♎ Libra, 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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