Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 August 2040 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | August 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 August 2040 at 18:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2040 after 3 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 502 / 1455

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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°

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

Moon before apogee

12 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 2 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 364 900 km

The Moon is 364 900 km (226 738 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 359 km (223 295 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2040 at 19:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 23:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.313°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.397° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 1 September 2040 at 03:14.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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