Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 April 2039 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | April 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 23 April 2039 at 09:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 8 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2039 at 01:38

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 486 / 1439

The Moon is 5 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.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the 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 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 3 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠151.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠151.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠176.2°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 761 km

The Moon is 399 761 km (248 400 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 636 km (222 225 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 May 2039 at 18:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 03:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.598°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.653° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 12 May 2039 at 01:13.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 8 May 2039 at 11:20 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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