Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 9 October 2040 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 6 October 2040 at 05:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 10 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50.
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 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.
Length of current 504 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than next lunation 505 length.
Length of current synodic month is 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠297°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 30 September 2040 at 02:50 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 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 374 688 km (232 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 986 km (229 277 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 08:33 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 22 October 2040 at 06:09 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 28 September 2040 at 10:20 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.630°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.728° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.