Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 7 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 2 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠297°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.5°.
11 days after point of apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 968 km (227 402 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 784 km (229 152 mi).
2 days after descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2040 at 14:37 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 17:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.814°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2040. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.813° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 22 November 2040 at 02:56.
In 10 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06 in ♉ Taurus 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.