Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 July 2040 at 09:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 3 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
10 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 368 756 km (229 134 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 113 km (221 900 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:18 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 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 2 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 3 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.