Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 October 2040 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 13 October 2040 at 08:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:20, this is 15 days after last apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 368 986 km

This perigee Moon is 368 986 km (229 277 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 478 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 370 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 9 October 2040 at 08:33 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.728°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.789° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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