Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 January 2040 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | January 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 21 January 2040 at 02:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 3 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.

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 495 / 1448

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 495 of Meeus index or 1448 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 495 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2040. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 496 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:42, this is 12 days after last perigee on 13 January 2040 at 10:03 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 896 km

This apogee Moon is 405 896 km (252 212 mi) away from Earth. It is 488 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 813 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 13 January 2040 at 06:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.460°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.480° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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