Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 April 2039 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 April 2039 at 09:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 486 of Meeus index or 1439 from Brown series.
Length of current 486 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 3 minutes. 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 461 km (251 320 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 022 km (252 290 mi).
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 4 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 13 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.