Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 27 September 2040 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | September 2040

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 September 2040 at 04:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

9 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 2 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 401 675 km

Moon is 401 675 km (249 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 658 km (251 443 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 24 September 2040 at 23:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2040 at 08:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 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 northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2040 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.529°. Next day 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 8 days

After 8 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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