Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2040 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 18 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 26 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 before perigee

10 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 4 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 397 427 km

The Moon is 397 427 km (246 950 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:32 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 15:32 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 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 3 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 3 days

In 3 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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