Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 April 2040 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 28 March 2040 at 15:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1918".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 23 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2040 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2040 at 14:00
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2040 at 13:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2040 at 02:38

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 497 / 1450

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.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.5°

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°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 20:39. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 21 March 2040 at 11:22 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 913 km

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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

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 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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 before southern standstill

12 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.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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.

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