Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 1 December 2039 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2039.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 493 of Meeus index or 1446 from Brown series.
Length of current 493 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 494 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 ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356.9°. 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 17 November 2039 at 09:19 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 2 December 2039 at 16:15 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 175 km (251 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 245 km (252 429 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:11 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 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 02:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 19 November 2039 at 08:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.460°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.474° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.