Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 April 2040 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 27 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 498 of Meeus index or 1451 from Brown series.
Length of current 498 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 April 2040 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 369 501 km (229 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 739 km (227 260 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2040 at 20:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.101°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.155° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 11 May 2040 at 03:28 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.