Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 October 2040 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 20 October 2040 at 04:50.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 24 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.

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 20 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.

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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 perigee

10 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 2 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 402 596 km

The Moon is 402 596 km (250 162 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 342 km (251 246 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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 at northern standstill

At 18:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.789°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.814° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 8 November 2040 at 17:47.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 4 November 2040 at 18:56 in ♏ Scorpio 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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