Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 June 2040 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 16 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 28 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 399 011 km (247 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 115 km (252 348 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 10:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 10:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next 2 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 1 day 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.