Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 September 2040 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | September 2040

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 28 September 2040 at 04:41.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 19 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50.

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 503 / 1456

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 503 of Meeus index or 1456 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 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 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠226.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠226.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠261.6°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 02:50. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 18 September 2040 at 06:43 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 658 km

This apogee Moon is 404 658 km (251 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 750 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 051 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 24 September 2040 at 23:04 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 October 2040 at 08:33 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

5 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.630°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.728° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 6 October 2040 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra 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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