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Moon phase on 15 April 2039 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 April 2039 at 18:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1912".

Flower Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 22 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2039 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2039 at 14:07
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2039 at 11:20
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2039 at 03:17

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 069 km

Moon is 370 069 km (229 950 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 022 km (252 290 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.598° in the next northern standstill on 29 April 2039 at 03:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 23 April 2039 at 09:35 in ♉ Taurus, 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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