Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 August 2039 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 August 2039 at 09:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 28 days on 2 September 2039 at 19:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 489 / 1442

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 489 of Meeus index or 1442 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠226.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠260.1°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2039 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 377 166 km

The Moon is 377 166 km (234 360 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 503 km (251 347 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 31 July 2039 at 22:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2039 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 2 August 2039 at 07:15 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.732°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.786° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 19 August 2039 at 20:50 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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