Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 15 October 2039 Saturday 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 October 2039 at 08:59.
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 about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 8 October 2039 at 10:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 October 2039 at 05:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 383 067 km (238 027 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 947 km (226 146 mi).
7 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2039 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.247°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.344° in the next southern standstill on 23 October 2039 at 01:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.