Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 August 2039 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 26 August 2039 at 23:16.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

14 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 day, 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 363 529 km

Moon is 363 529 km (225 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 737 km (229 123 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.786°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 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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