Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 December 2039 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2039 | December 2039

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 15 December 2039 at 16:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2039 after 11 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 494 / 1447

The Moon is 4 days 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.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 6 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2039 at 20:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 247 km

The Moon is 370 247 km (230 061 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 355 km (252 497 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 14 December 2039 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2039 at 08:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.464°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.448° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 December 2039 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 30 December 2039 at 12:37 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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