Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2040 after 27 days on 18 December 2040 at 12:16.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 505 of Meeus index or 1458 from Brown series.
Length of current 505 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 506 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.5°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 November 2040 at 19:12 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 005 km (249 173 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 851 km (251 563 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 November 2040 at 14:37 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 3 December 2040 at 01:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2040 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.814°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.813° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 4 December 2040 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.