Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 May 2039 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2039 after 14 days on 6 June 2039 at 18:48.
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 01:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 487 of Meeus index or 1440 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 487. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 488 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:06, this is 14 days after last perigee on 9 May 2039 at 01:48 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2039 at 12:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 489 km (252 581 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2039. It is 1 081 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 220 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 10 May 2039 at 18:11 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 24 May 2039 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini.
25 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 12 May 2039 at 01:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.653°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.699° in the next northern standstill on 26 May 2039 at 10:06 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.