Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 April 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | April 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 April 2040 at 14:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 9 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 498 / 1451

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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°

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

Moon before perigee

13 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 day, 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 405 281 km

The Moon is 405 281 km (251 830 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 364 km (251 260 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 14 April 2040 at 21:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2040 at 22:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 20:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.101°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.155° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 1 May 2040 at 10:16.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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