Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.
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 is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 24 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.
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.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
12 days 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 219 km (226 937 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 913 km (229 853 mi).
1 day after descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.010° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 11 April 2040 at 14:00 in ♈ Aries 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.