Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 October 2039 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 17 October 2039 at 19:09.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 492 of Meeus index or 1445 from Brown series.
Length of current 492 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 37 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:11, this is 11 days after last apogee on 8 October 2039 at 10:06 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 November 2039 at 04:29 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 363 947 km (226 146 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 439 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 409 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2039 at 04:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2039 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.247°. Next 2 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 11 days on 31 October 2039 at 22:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.