Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 27 October 2040 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2040 | October 2040

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 October 2040 at 00:27 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:34. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 15 October 2040 at 11:20 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 342 km

This apogee Moon is 404 342 km (251 246 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 066 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 367 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 22 October 2040 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 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

5 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.789°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.814° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2040 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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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