Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 July 2040 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 16 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

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 500 / 1453

The Moon is 27 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

12 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 2 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 403 165 km

The Moon is 403 165 km (250 515 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 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 day 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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