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Moon phase on 10 March 2040 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | March 2040

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 6 March 2040 at 07:19.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 9 March 2040 at 12:23 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 367 310 km

Moon is 367 310 km (228 236 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 287 km (251 212 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days 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 8 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

18 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.776°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.893° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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