Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2040 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | February 2040

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 February 2040 at 22:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2040 after 19 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.

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 495 / 1448

The Moon is 24 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.

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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 apogee

13 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 696 km

The Moon is 363 696 km (225 990 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 749 km (224 780 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 February 2040 at 14:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.560° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 February 2040 at 16:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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.

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