Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 April 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2039 after 11 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:54, this is 15 days after last perigee on 10 April 2039 at 17:31 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 022 km (252 290 mi) away from Earth. It is 614 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 687 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2039 at 17:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.485°. Next 2 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 11 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.