Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 August 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 28 July 2039 at 17:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2039 after 1 day 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 489 of Meeus index or 1442 from Brown series.
Length of current 489 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 939 km (227 384 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 503 km (251 347 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 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 14 August 2039 at 10:57 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.
At 07:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.732°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.786° in its northern standstill point on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 4 August 2039 at 09:56 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.