Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 August 2039 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 August 2039 at 20:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 12 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 490 / 1443

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 490 of Meeus index or 1443 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 46 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠260.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠260.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠294.5°.

Moon before apogee

7 days 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 7 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 382 518 km

The Moon is 382 518 km (237 686 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 737 km (229 123 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 14 August 2039 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2039 at 01:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2039 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.786°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.880° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 August 2039 at 14:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 2 September 2039 at 19:23 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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