Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 January 2039 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 17 January 2039 at 18:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 18 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39.
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.
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:35, this is 16 days after last apogee on 5 January 2039 at 05:10 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 8 January 2039 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 January 2039 at 05:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2039 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.878°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.890° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2039 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 24 January 2039 at 13:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.