Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2039 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | November 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 November 2039 at 05:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2039 after 13 days on 30 November 2039 at 16:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 493 / 1446

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 493 of Meeus index or 1446 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 493 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 494 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:19, this is 12 days after last apogee on 5 November 2039 at 04:29 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 December 2039 at 16:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 359 171 km

This perigee Moon is 359 171 km (223 179 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 337 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 185 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 12:34 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 1 December 2039 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 6 November 2039 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.428°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.460° in the next southern standstill on 19 November 2039 at 08:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 November 2039 at 16:49 in ♊ Gemini, 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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