Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 October 2039 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | October 2039

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 27 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36.

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 491 / 1444

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 491 of Meeus index or 1444 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 9 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 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠294.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠294.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.1°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 October 2039 at 10:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 398 929 km

The Moon is 398 929 km (247 883 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 575 km (251 391 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 October 2039 at 15:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

23 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 before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.118°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.247° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2039 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 October 2039 at 19:09 in ♎ Libra 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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