Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 June 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | June 2040

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 June 2040 at 02:17.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 21 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 9 June 2040 at 18:03
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 17 June 2040 at 21:32
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2040 at 19:19
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2040 at 10:18

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 499 / 1452

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 499 of Meeus index or 1452 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 35 minutes. It is 37 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 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠122.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠122.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 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 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 377 159 km

The Moon is 377 159 km (234 356 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 115 km (252 348 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 26 May 2040 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.181°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.166° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 9 June 2040 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini 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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