Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 August 2039 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 4 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 10 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:16. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 13 August 2039 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 737 km

This perigee Moon is 368 737 km (229 123 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 229 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 619 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 August 2039 at 01:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 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 at southern standstill

At 14:11 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.880°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.993° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 September 2039 at 12:07.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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