Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 6 October 2040 at 05:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 10 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 504 / 1457

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 504 of Meeus index or 1457 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 53 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 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠261.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠261.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠297°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 688 km

The Moon is 374 688 km (232 820 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 986 km (229 277 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 08:33 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 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 3 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 10 days

In 10 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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