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Moon phase on 8 August 2040 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | August 2040

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 8 August 2040 at 00:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 13 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

New lunation 502 / 1455

At 00:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 502 of Meeus index or 1455 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 35 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 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠199°

The true anomaly is ∠199°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠226.5°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2040 at 23:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 077 km

The Moon is 403 077 km (250 460 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 359 km (223 295 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 1 August 2040 at 17:44 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days 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 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.313° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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