Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 June 2040 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 2 June 2040 at 02:17.
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 passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 20 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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 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°).
7 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 381 849 km (237 270 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 115 km (252 348 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next 6 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 5 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.