Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 August 2039 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 August 2039 at 19:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 489 / 1442

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 August 2039 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 374 km

The Moon is 405 374 km (251 888 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 737 km (229 123 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 10:57 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 28 August 2039 at 01:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 10:57 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 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 day 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 5 days

In 5 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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