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Moon phase on 19 May 2040 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | May 2040

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

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 May 2040 at 07:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 6 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2040 at 11:47
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2040 at 02:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 9 June 2040 at 18:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 17 June 2040 at 21:32

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 499 / 1452

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 499 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 500 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠122.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152°. 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 822 km

Moon is 398 822 km (247 817 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 810 km (224 197 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.185°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.181° in the next southern standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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