Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 July 2040 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2040 after 1 day 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 13 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.
Length of current 501 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 next lunation 502 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠175.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 959 km (226 154 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 113 km (221 900 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.179°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.211° in its northern standstill point on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 24 July 2040 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.