Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 January 2039 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 January 2039 at 07:37.
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 is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 1 day on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 482 of Meeus index or 1435 from Brown series.
Length of current 482 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 483 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠51.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2039 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 401 km (249 419 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 856 km (227 954 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 January 2039 at 05:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 23:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2038 at 13:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.882°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.878° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 10 January 2039 at 11:45 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.