Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 21 January 2040 at 02:21.
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 is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 2 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.
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.
The Moon is 12 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 405 493 km (251 962 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 749 km (224 780 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 22:14 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.480°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2040. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.560° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 9 February 2040 at 16:13.
In 2 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.