Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 August 2040 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | August 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 8 August 2040 at 00:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 11 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 502 / 1455

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 502 of Meeus index or 1455 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 502 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 503 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠199°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠199°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226.5°. 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 292 km

Moon is 397 292 km (246 866 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 359 km (223 295 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

8 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.211°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.313° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09 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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