Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 March 2039 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 8 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

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 485 / 1438

The Moon is 6 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 454 km

Moon is 403 454 km (250 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 831 km (224 210 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 11:40 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 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 11:40 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 18 March 2039 at 11:25 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.232°. Next day 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 8 days

After 8 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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