Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 10 April 2039 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 April 2039 at 02:53.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 27 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:31, this is 12 days after last apogee on 29 March 2039 at 17:29 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 360 831 km (224 210 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 677 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 525 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.377°. Next 4 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 12 days on 23 April 2039 at 09:35 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.