Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 January 2039 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | January 2039

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 2 January 2039 at 07:37.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2039 after 1 day on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

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 482 / 1435

The Moon is 14 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.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠51.2°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 January 2039 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 299 km

The Moon is 398 299 km (247 492 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 856 km (227 954 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 January 2039 at 05:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 20:11 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.878°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2039. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.890° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 22 January 2039 at 23:27.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 10 January 2039 at 11:45 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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