Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 29 August 2040 at 11:16.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 21 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 400 568 km

Moon is 400 568 km (248 901 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 547 km (251 995 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 28 August 2040 at 19:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2040 at 06:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.313°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.397° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 6 September 2040 at 15:13 in ♍ Virgo, 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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