Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 April 2040 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | April 2040

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 April 2040 at 14:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 20 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2040 at 20:00

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 24 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.

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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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 3 April 2040 at 20:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 973 km

The Moon is 365 973 km (227 405 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 364 km (251 260 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

18 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 after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.010°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.101° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 April 2040 at 20:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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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