Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 27 May 2040 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 May 2040 at 11:47.
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 is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 28 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.
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 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 16 May 2040 at 01:01 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 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 365 340 km (227 012 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 810 km (224 197 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 15 May 2040 at 03:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.185°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.181° in the next southern standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 9 June 2040 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.