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Moon phase on 6 May 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | May 2040

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 3 May 2040 at 20:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 19 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2040 at 02:17

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 30 April 2040 at 04:22 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 374 787 km

The Moon is 374 787 km (232 882 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 171 km (251 762 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 28 April 2040 at 22:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.155°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.185° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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