Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 January 2039 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 24 January 2039 at 13:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 483 of Meeus index or 1436 from Brown series.
Length of current 483 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 484 length.
Length of current synodic month is 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠51.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠83.5°. 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°).
7 days 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 395 120 km (245 516 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 385 km (251 273 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 22 January 2039 at 05:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 February 2039 at 05:55 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2039 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.890°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.931° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2039 at 03:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.