Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 16 September 2039 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 September 2039 at 13:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 15 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.
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.
The Moon is 27 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.
Length of current 490 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 491 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠260.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 389 821 km (242 224 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 956 km (229 259 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.993°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.118° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 18 September 2039 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.