Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 April 2039 Saturday is Last Quarter, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 April 2039 at 18:07 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
5 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 374 043 km (232 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 022 km (252 290 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.598° in the next northern standstill on 29 April 2039 at 03:37 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 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.