Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 9 July 2040 at 09:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 10 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 501 of Meeus index or 1454 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2040. It is 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199°.
3 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 399 131 km (248 009 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 113 km (221 900 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.142°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.179° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 24 July 2040 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.