Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 August 2039 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 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 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 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 ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2039 after 3 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 11 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 29 August 2039 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 367 219 km

The Moon is 367 219 km (228 179 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 110 km (251 102 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 28 August 2039 at 01:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 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

16 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 29 August 2039 at 14:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.880°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.993° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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