Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 22 August 2040 at 09:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 24 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 502 of Meeus index or 1455 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
6 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 388 474 km (241 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 547 km (251 995 mi).
11 days after descending node on 16 August 2040 at 05:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2040 at 19:18 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 18 August 2040 at 23:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.313°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.397° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 6 September 2040 at 15:13 in ♍ Virgo 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.