Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 February 2039 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 February 2039 at 02:36.
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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2039 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 15 February 2039 at 17:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2039 at 22:42 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 806 km (227 923 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 389 km (251 276 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:34 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 4 March 2039 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2039 at 03:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.931°. Next day 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 4 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.