Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 October 2039 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 13 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:09 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 492 of Meeus index or 1445 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 492. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2039. It is 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 493 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.7°. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 October 2039 at 05:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 369 657 km (229 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 947 km (226 146 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2039 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.247°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.