Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 August 2039 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 August 2039 at 19:36 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 21 days on 2 September 2039 at 19:23.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
10 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 403 km (251 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 503 km (251 347 mi).
11 days 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2039 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 2 August 2039 at 07:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.732°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.786° in the next northern standstill on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 19 August 2039 at 20:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.