Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 July 2039 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2039 after 13 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 07:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 489 of Meeus index or 1442 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 489. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 490 length.
Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠226.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠260.1°. 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°).
4 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 397 914 km (247 252 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 901 km (226 118 mi).
3 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 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 11 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.