Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 March 2039 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 March 2039 at 02:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2039 after 7 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 484 of Meeus index or 1437 from Brown series.
Length of current 484 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 42 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 485 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠83.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠120.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 March 2039 at 22:42 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 13 March 2039 at 18:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 129 km (251 114 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 000 km (227 422 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 18 February 2039 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2039 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2039 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.002°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.115° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2039 at 12:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 10 March 2039 at 16:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.