Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 July 2039 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 July 2039 at 03:38.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2039 after 16 days on 4 August 2039 at 09:56.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on 17 July 2039 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 949 km (251 624 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 901 km (226 118 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 06:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 06:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2039 at 22:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.696°. Next day 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.
After 2 days on 21 July 2039 at 07:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.