Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 December 2039 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 December 2039 at 16:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 14 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.
Length of current 494 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 423 km (225 821 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 355 km (252 497 mi).
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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.464°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2039. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.448° in its northern standstill point on 30 December 2039 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 14 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.