Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 June 2040 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 27 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2040 at 02:05

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 508 km

Moon is 363 508 km (225 873 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days 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 9 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

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

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.156°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.142° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 9 July 2040 at 09:15 in ♋ Cancer, 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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