Crescent ♋ Cancer
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.
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°.
Moon is at apogee at 23:43. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 23 July 2040 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until 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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 356 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 4 August 2040 at 21:26 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.211°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.313° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 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.