Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 April 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 23 April 2039 at 09:35.

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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2039 at 01:38

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 486 / 1439

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 486 of Meeus index or 1439 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 486 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2039. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 487 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:54, this is 15 days after last perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 022 km

This apogee Moon is 406 022 km (252 290 mi) away from Earth. It is 614 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 687 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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