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Moon phase on 6 March 2040 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | March 2040

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 March 2040 at 07:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 22 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2040 at 01:46
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2040 at 17:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2040 at 15:11
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2040 at 14:06

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 496 / 1449

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 496 of Meeus index or 1449 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 496 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 497 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.5°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 March 2040 at 12:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 354 km

Moon is 364 354 km (226 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 227 km (228 184 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 5 March 2040 at 16:03 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 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.645°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.776° in the next southern standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 13 March 2040 at 01:46 in ♓ Pisces, 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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