Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 April 2040 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 27 April 2040 at 02:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1904".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 25 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2040 at 20:00
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2040 at 03:28
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2040 at 07:00
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2040 at 11:47

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 498 / 1451

The Moon is 18 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.

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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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 04:22. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 18 April 2040 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 739 km

This perigee Moon is 365 739 km (227 260 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 231 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 617 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 April 2040 at 22:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2040 at 04:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2040 at 20:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.101°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.155° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 11 May 2040 at 03:28 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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