Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 July 2040 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% 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 1 July 2040 at 10:18.

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 21 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2040 at 09:15
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2040 at 09:16
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2040 at 02:05
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 30 July 2040 at 21:06

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 500 / 1453

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 500 of Meeus index or 1453 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is longer 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 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠175.9°.

Moon after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 384 304 km

The Moon is 384 304 km (238 795 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

24 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 before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.156°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.142° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 9 July 2040 at 09:15 in ♋ Cancer 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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