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Moon phase on 25 October 2039 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | October 2039

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

First Quarter 61% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 October 2039 at 11:50 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 6 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36.

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 492 / 1445

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 492 of Meeus index or 1445 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 492 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2039. It is 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 493 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 20 October 2039 at 05:11 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 5 November 2039 at 04:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 678 km

Moon is 370 678 km (230 329 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 534 km (251 987 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2039 at 19:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 23 October 2039 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.344°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.428° in the next northern standstill on 6 November 2039 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36 in ♉ Taurus, 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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