Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 April 2040 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | April 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 April 2040 at 14:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 14 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2040 at 03:28

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 498 / 1451

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 498 of Meeus index or 1451 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 498 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 499 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠86°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠86°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.1°. 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 apogee

8 days 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 5 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 391 068 km

Moon is 391 068 km (242 998 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 364 km (251 260 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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 northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.010°. Next 5 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 14 days

After 14 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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