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Moon phase on 30 July 2040 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 July 2040 at 21:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

6 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 6 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 386 521 km

Moon is 386 521 km (240 173 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 353 km (252 496 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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 northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.179°. Next 5 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 8 days

After 8 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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