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Moon phase on 5 July 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 July 2040 at 10:18.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 18 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 30 July 2040 at 21:06

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 500 / 1453

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

10 days 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 4 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 397 427 km

Moon is 397 427 km (246 950 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 15:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.156°. Next 3 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 3 days

After 3 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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