Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 December 2039 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 22 December 2039 at 10:01.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 6 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 494 / 1447

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 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 494 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 495 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 393 095 km

Moon is 393 095 km (244 258 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 355 km (252 497 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

23 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 northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.464°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.448° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2039 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer, 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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