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Moon phase on 23 July 2040 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | July 2040

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 July 2040 at 02:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1889".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2040.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 501 / 1454

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 501 of Meeus index or 1454 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. 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°).

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 ∠175.9°

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°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 19:15. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 357 113 km

This perigee Moon is 357 113 km (221 900 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2040. It is 5 395 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 688 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 20 July 2040 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2040 at 14:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.179°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.211° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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