Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 June 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 June 2040 at 18:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 500 of Meeus index or 1453 from Brown series.
Length of current 500 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is longer than next lunation 501 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:18, this is 15 days after last perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 115 km (252 348 mi) away from Earth. It is 707 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 594 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.166°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.156° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.