Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 October 2040 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 October 2040 at 08:41.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2040 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 424 km

The Moon is 369 424 km (229 549 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 342 km (251 246 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 9 October 2040 at 08:33 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.728°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.789° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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