Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 February 2039 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 February 2039 at 03:39.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2039 after 26 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 February 2039 at 17:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 370 030 km (229 926 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 230 km (230 050 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 5 February 2039 at 05:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 February 2039 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2039 at 03:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.931°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.002° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2039 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 23 February 2039 at 03:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.