Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 March 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 6 March 2040 at 07:19.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 20 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2040 at 14:06

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

14 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 day, 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 363 546 km

The Moon is 363 546 km (225 897 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 227 km (228 184 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 5 March 2040 at 16:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

16 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.776°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.893° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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