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Moon phase on 2 April 2039 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2039 after 6 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.
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 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.
Length of current 485 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 486 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 397 725 km (247 135 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 831 km (224 210 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 31 March 2039 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.377°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.485° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 9 April 2039 at 02:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.