Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 October 2039 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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 ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 23 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 20 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:06, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 20 October 2039 at 05:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 575 km (251 391 mi) away from Earth. It is 833 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 134 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 7 October 2039 at 15:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.118°. Next day 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 9 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.