Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2039 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | January 2039

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 January 2039 at 11:45.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 27 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 482 / 1435

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 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

7 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 8 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 385 533 km

The Moon is 385 533 km (239 559 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 856 km (227 954 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 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

3 days 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.878°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.890° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 January 2039 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 24 January 2039 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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