Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 July 2039 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2039 after 14 days on 4 August 2039 at 09:56.
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 17:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 488 of Meeus index or 1441 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes is the length of new lunation 488. 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°).
3 days 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 083 km (249 221 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 901 km (226 118 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 July 2039 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 July 2039 at 22:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.697°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.732° in the next southern standstill on 2 August 2039 at 07:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.