Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 February 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | February 2040

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 February 2040 at 22:32.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2040 after 18 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.

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 495 / 1448

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 318 km

Moon is 363 318 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 749 km (224 780 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 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 20 February 2040 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 16:13 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.560°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.645° in its northern standstill point on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 12 February 2040 at 14:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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