Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 August 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 16 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 27 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:43, this is 13 days after last perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 353 km (252 496 mi) away from Earth. It is 945 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 356 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.211°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.313° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.