Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 September 2039 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 18 September 2039 at 08:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 8 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 491 of Meeus index or 1444 from Brown series.
Length of current 491 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 9 minutes longer than next lunation 492 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:18, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 October 2039 at 10:06 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 368 956 km (229 259 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 448 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 400 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.993°. Next 2 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 8 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.