Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 February 2040 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | February 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 February 2040 at 14:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1809"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2040 after 9 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.

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 496 / 1449

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 496 of Meeus index or 1449 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 52 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 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2040 at 18:42 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 396 312 km

The Moon is 396 312 km (246 257 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 988 km (251 648 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 7 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

24 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 northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 9 February 2040 at 16:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.560°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.645° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59 in ♍ Virgo 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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