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Moon phase on 2 April 2039 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 56% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 April 2039 at 21:55 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 6 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2039 at 02:53
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 15 April 2039 at 18:07
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2039 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2039 at 14:07

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 485 / 1438

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 485 of Meeus index or 1438 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠120.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠120.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠151.8°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 397 725 km

The Moon is 397 725 km (247 135 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 831 km (224 210 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 31 March 2039 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.377°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.485° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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