Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 7 October 2039 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.
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 is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 24 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36.
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 19 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.
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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 October 2039 at 10:06 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 244 km (251 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 575 km (251 391 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 15:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 15:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.118°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.247° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2039 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 17 October 2039 at 19:09 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.