Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 15 February 2039 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 February 2039 at 02:36 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2039 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:30, this is 13 days after last apogee on 2 February 2039 at 01:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2039 at 22:42 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 370 230 km (230 050 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2039. It is 7 722 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 126 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 February 2039 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2039 at 03:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.931°. Next 3 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 7 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.