Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2040 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | August 2040

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 July 2040 at 21:06.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

8 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 4 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 395 505 km

Moon is 395 505 km (245 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 353 km (252 496 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:44 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 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 17:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.179°. Next 3 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 6 days

After 6 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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