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Moon phase on 27 October 2040 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

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

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 October 2040 at 00:27 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 22 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:34, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 342 km

This apogee Moon is 404 342 km (251 246 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 066 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 367 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.789°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.814° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2040 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 4 November 2040 at 18:56 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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