Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 December 2039 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.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 about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 15 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.
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 16:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 494. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 495 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:51, this is 13 days after last apogee on 2 December 2039 at 16:15 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 356 818 km (221 716 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2039. It is 5 690 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 393 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 3 December 2039 at 10:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.474°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.464° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.