Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 February 2039 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 February 2039 at 04:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2039 after 3 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 February 2039 at 17:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 201 km (248 673 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 230 km (230 050 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 05:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 18 February 2039 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 05:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2039 at 23:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.890°. Next day 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 3 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.