Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 December 2039 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 November 2039 at 16:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 28 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:15, this is 15 days after last perigee on 17 November 2039 at 09:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 245 km

This apogee Moon is 406 245 km (252 429 mi) away from Earth. It is 837 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 464 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 December 2039 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 19 November 2039 at 08:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.460°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.474° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 15 December 2039 at 16:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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