Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 December 2039 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 December 2039 at 20:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 2 December 2039 at 16:15 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 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 789 km

Moon is 364 789 km (226 669 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 818 km (221 716 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:54 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 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.474°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.464° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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