Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 27 November 2040 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | November 2040

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 November 2040 at 21:07 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2040 after 21 days on 18 December 2040 at 12:16.

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 505 / 1458

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 505 of Meeus index or 1458 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

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.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠297°

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°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2040 at 19:12 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2040 at 13:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 401 287 km

Moon is 401 287 km (249 348 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 352 km (225 776 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2040 at 01:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

8 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.813°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.791° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2040 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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.

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