Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 March 2040 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 February 2040 at 00:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1934".

Snow Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 23 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 March 2040 at 07:19
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 13 March 2040 at 01:46
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 20 March 2040 at 17:59
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2040 at 15:11

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 496 / 1449

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 March 2040 at 12:23 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 435 km

The Moon is 366 435 km (227 692 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 227 km (228 184 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 16:03 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 23 February 2040 at 04:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.645°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.776° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 13 March 2040 at 01:46 in ♓ Pisces 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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