Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 2 September 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 August 2040 at 11:16.
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 ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 18 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 25 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.
Length of current 502 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes. It is 35 minutes longer than next lunation 503 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠199°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠226.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:15, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 August 2040 at 03:58 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 547 km (251 995 mi) away from Earth. It is 139 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 162 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 28 August 2040 at 19:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2040 at 06:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.397°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.529° in the next southern standstill on 15 September 2040 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 6 September 2040 at 15:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.