Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 April 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 April 2039 at 21:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 3 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2039 at 14:07

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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

6 days 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 5 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 384 291 km

Moon is 384 291 km (238 787 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 831 km (224 210 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 31 March 2039 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

5 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.377°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.485° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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