Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 July 2039 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | July 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 21 July 2039 at 07:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2039 after 7 days on 4 August 2039 at 09:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 489 / 1442

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 489 of Meeus index or 1442 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 489 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 490 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠226.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠260.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 17 July 2039 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini. 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 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 540 km

Moon is 371 540 km (230 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 901 km (226 118 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 18 July 2039 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

9 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2039 at 22:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.697°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.732° in the next southern standstill on 2 August 2039 at 07:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 4 August 2039 at 09:56 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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