Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 May 2040 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 May 2040 at 03:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2040 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.
Length of current 499 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 500 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 30 April 2040 at 04:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 400 506 km (248 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 171 km (251 762 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 04:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2040 at 10:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.155°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.185° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 26 May 2040 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.