Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 August 2040 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 17 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 26 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.
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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 128 km (251 113 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 353 km (252 496 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.211°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.313° in its southern standstill point on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 8 August 2040 at 00:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.