Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 September 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 September 2040 at 02:07.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2040 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:43, this is 15 days after last apogee on 2 September 2040 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 363 882 km (226 106 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 374 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 474 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 12 September 2040 at 06:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2040 at 23:04 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2040 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.529°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.630° in the next northern standstill on 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.