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Moon phase on 17 April 2039 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 April 2039 at 18:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 20 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2039 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2039 at 14:07
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 8 May 2039 at 11:20
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2039 at 03:17

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 485 / 1438

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 378 527 km

The Moon is 378 527 km (235 206 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 022 km (252 290 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 13 April 2039 at 11:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.485°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.598° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 April 2039 at 03:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 23 April 2039 at 09:35 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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