Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 January 2039 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 17 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 27 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 January 2039 at 05:35 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 365 km (228 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 385 km (251 273 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 February 2039 at 05:55 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 23:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.890°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2039. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.931° in its northern standstill point on 6 February 2039 at 03:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.