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Moon phase on 30 September 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | September 2040

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 September 2040 at 04:41.

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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:50, this is 11 days after last perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 658 km

This apogee Moon is 404 658 km (251 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 750 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 051 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 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 8 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

5 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.630°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.728° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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