Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 May 2040 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 25 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 19 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 364 112 km (226 249 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 115 km (252 348 mi).
4 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.166° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 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.