Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 October 2040 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 6 October 2040 at 05:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1890"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 11 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 504 / 1457

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 504 of Meeus index or 1457 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 504 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than next lunation 505 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠261.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297°. 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 217 km

Moon is 379 217 km (235 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 986 km (229 277 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.630°. Next 4 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 11 days

After 11 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries, 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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