Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 January 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | January 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 21 January 2040 at 02:21.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 4 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 495 / 1448

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 495 of Meeus index or 1448 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2040. It is 23 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.1°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2040 at 10:03 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 890 km

The Moon is 403 890 km (250 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 896 km (252 212 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 12:28 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 12:28 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 13 January 2040 at 06:43 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.460°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.480° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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