Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 9 May 2039 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 May 2039 at 11:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 28 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 01:48, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 April 2039 at 06:54 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2039 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 636 km (222 225 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 872 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 720 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 27 April 2039 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 May 2039 at 18:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 29 April 2039 at 03:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.598°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.653° in the next southern standstill on 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 23 May 2039 at 01:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.