Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 August 2039 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

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

First Quarter 45% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 August 2039 at 23:16 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 7 days on 2 September 2039 at 19:23.

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 490 / 1443

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 490 of Meeus index or 1443 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 490 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 491 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠260.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠260.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.5°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 August 2039 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 384 km

Moon is 364 384 km (226 418 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 737 km (229 123 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 14 August 2039 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2039 at 01:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.786°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.880° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2039 at 14:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 2 September 2039 at 19:23 in ♓ Pisces, 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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