Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2040 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | September 2040

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

Waning Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 25 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50.

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 503 / 1456

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 253 km

Moon is 390 253 km (242 492 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 658 km (251 443 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 23:04 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 9 October 2040 at 08:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 23:04 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 15 September 2040 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.529°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.630° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 6 October 2040 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra, 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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