Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 April 2040 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 23 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 21 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.
Length of current 497 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 498 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86°. 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 20:39, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 369 913 km (229 853 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2040. It is 7 405 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 443 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 21 March 2040 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.893°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.010° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 11 April 2040 at 14:00 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.