Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 April 2040 at 14:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2040 after 9 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.
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.
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.
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°).
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.
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°.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.