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Moon phase on 6 July 2039 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2039.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 488 of Meeus index or 1441 from Brown series.
Length of current 488 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 489 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠199.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 4 July 2039 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 July 2039 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 367 531 km (228 373 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 452 km (251 936 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 4 July 2039 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2039 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 July 2039 at 22:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.696°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.697° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2039 at 22:01 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.