Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 April 2039 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 14 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 486 of Meeus index or 1439 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 486. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2039. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 487 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠151.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠176.2°. 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°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 402 625 km (250 180 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 022 km (252 290 mi).
10 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.