Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2040 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | September 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 September 2040 at 15:13.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 12 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43.

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 503 / 1456

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 503 of Meeus index or 1456 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 503 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 504 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠226.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.6°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 391 036 km

Moon is 391 036 km (242 979 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 882 km (226 106 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days 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 3 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

10 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.397°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.529° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2040 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43 in ♓ Pisces, 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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