Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 July 2040 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

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

Waning Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 24 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 501 / 1454

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 376 818 km

Moon is 376 818 km (234 144 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 353 km (252 496 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.179°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.211° in the next northern standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 8 August 2040 at 00:26 in ♌ Leo, 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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