Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 5 April 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 April 2040 at 14:06.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 364 088 km (226 234 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 364 km (251 260 mi).
3 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.
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 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.010°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.101° in the next northern standstill on 17 April 2040 at 20:06 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 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.