Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 October 2040 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 25 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 399 803 km (248 426 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 342 km (251 246 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2040 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.728°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.789° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 4 November 2040 at 18:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.