Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 August 2040 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | August 2040

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 29 August 2040 at 11:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 20 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

10 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 134 km

The Moon is 403 134 km (250 496 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 547 km (251 995 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 28 August 2040 at 19:18 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2040 at 06:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠26.397° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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.

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