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Moon phase on 11 April 2040 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | April 2040

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New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 11 April 2040 at 14:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 15 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2040 at 03:28

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 498 / 1451

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.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠86°

The true anomaly is ∠86°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠122.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 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 6 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 386 405 km

The Moon is 386 405 km (240 101 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 364 km (251 260 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 1 April 2040 at 17:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 northern standstill

7 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 6 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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