Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 July 2040 at 21:06.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 20 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
8 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 395 505 km (245 755 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 353 km (252 496 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 17:44 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 17:44 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
9 days 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.211° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 8 August 2040 at 00:26 in ♌ Leo 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.