Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 August 2039 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 August 2039 at 19:36.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 16 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 27 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.
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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 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 29 August 2039 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 399 621 km (248 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 737 km (229 123 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 14 August 2039 at 10:57 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 28 August 2039 at 01:19 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 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.786°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.880° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2039 at 14:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.