Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 December 2039 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 November 2039 at 16:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1947".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 27 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 493 / 1446

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 493 of Meeus index or 1446 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 7 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 2 December 2039 at 16:15 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 872 km

The Moon is 404 872 km (251 576 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 818 km (221 716 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 December 2039 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 10:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.474°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2039. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.464° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 16 December 2039 at 19:27.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 15 December 2039 at 16:32 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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