Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 September 2039 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | September 2039

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 10 September 2039 at 13:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 20 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 098 km

The Moon is 405 098 km (251 716 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 956 km (229 259 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

12 days 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 day 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 6 days

In 6 days on 18 September 2039 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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