Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 November 2040 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 4 November 2040 at 18:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 10 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 505 of Meeus index or 1458 from Brown series.
Length of current 505 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 506 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 968 km (227 402 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 784 km (229 152 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2040 at 14:37 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.814°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2040. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.813° in its northern standstill point on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.