Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 March 2040 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 6 March 2040 at 07:19.
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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 19 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.
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 25 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.
Length of current 496 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 497 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:23, this is 15 days after last apogee on 22 February 2040 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 367 227 km (228 184 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 719 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 129 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 5 March 2040 at 16:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 7 March 2040 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.776°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.893° in the next northern standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 13 March 2040 at 01:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.