Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2040 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | June 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 June 2040 at 21:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 1 day on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2040 at 19:19
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2040 at 10:18
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2040 at 09:15
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2040 at 09:16

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 500 / 1453

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 500 of Meeus index or 1453 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 500 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is longer than next lunation 501 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.9°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 860 km

Moon is 366 860 km (227 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 652 km (222 235 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.166°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.156° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 June 2040 at 19:19 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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