Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 April 2039 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 25 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 427 km (225 823 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 022 km (252 290 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2039 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.377°. Next 2 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 10 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.