Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 5 February 2040 at 22:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2040 after 20 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
12 days 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 241 km (226 950 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 749 km (224 780 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 15:18 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 20 February 2040 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 26 January 2040 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.480°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.560° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 February 2040 at 16:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 12 February 2040 at 14:24 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.