Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 December 2039 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 December 2039 at 20:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 16 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 493 / 1446

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

11 days 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 day, 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 364 789 km

The Moon is 364 789 km (226 669 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 818 km (221 716 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:54 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.474°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.464° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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