Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 March 2040 at 17:59.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2040 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 497 of Meeus index or 1450 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠86°.
1 day after point of apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 039 km (251 680 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 913 km (229 853 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 18 March 2040 at 16:29 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.893°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.010° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11 in ♎ Libra 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.