Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 August 2039 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | August 2039

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 26 August 2039 at 23:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 5 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 490 / 1443

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

14 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 day, 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 363 529 km

The Moon is 363 529 km (225 886 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 737 km (229 123 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:19 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

12 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 day 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 5 days

In 5 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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