Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 April 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | April 2040

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 April 2040 at 14:06.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 21 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2040 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2040 at 13:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2040 at 02:38
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2040 at 20:00

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 497 / 1450

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 497 of Meeus index or 1450 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 497 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 498 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86°. 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 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 364 088 km

Moon is 364 088 km (226 234 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 364 km (251 260 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.010°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.101° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2040 at 20:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 11 April 2040 at 14:00 in ♈ Aries, 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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