Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 July 2040 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 July 2040 at 09:16.

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 ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 3 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 15 August 2040 at 18:36

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 501 / 1454

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 501 of Meeus index or 1454 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 501 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 756 km

Moon is 368 756 km (229 134 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 113 km (221 900 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.142°. Next 2 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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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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