Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 11 April 2040 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 15 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 498 of Meeus index or 1451 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 498. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 499 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠86°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.1°. 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°).
7 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 386 405 km (240 101 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 364 km (251 260 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2040 at 04:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.010°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.