Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 September 2040 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 September 2040 at 15:13.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 8 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 503 of Meeus index or 1456 from Brown series.
Length of current 503 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 504 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠226.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261.6°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 372 707 km (231 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 882 km (226 106 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 24 September 2040 at 23:04 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2040 at 03:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.397°. Next 2 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 8 days on 20 September 2040 at 17:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.