Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2039 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | January 2039

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 17 January 2039 at 18:42.

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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:35. It is 16 days after previous apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 856 km

This perigee Moon is 366 856 km (227 954 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 348 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 500 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

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

12 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 before southern standstill

11 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 day 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 3 days

In 3 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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