Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 December 2040 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2040 after 14 days on 18 December 2040 at 12:16.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:33 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 506 of Meeus index or 1459 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 506. It is 1 hour longer than next lunation 507 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.7°. 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 apogee on 24 November 2040 at 19:12 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2040 at 13:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 370 938 km (230 490 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 352 km (225 776 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 3 December 2040 at 01:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2040 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.813°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.791° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2040 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.