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Moon phase on 9 July 2040 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 9 July 2040 at 09:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 14 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 8 August 2040 at 00:26

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 501 / 1454

At 09:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 501 of Meeus index or 1454 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 501. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2040. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 502 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 ∠175.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:13, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 581 km

This apogee Moon is 406 581 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2040. It is 1 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 128 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.142°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.179° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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