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Millennium: 3rd millennium
2040 by topic:
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2040 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2040
Ab urbe condita2793
Armenian calendar1489
Assyrian calendar6790
Bahá'í calendar196–197
Balinese saka calendar1961–1962
Bengali calendar1447
Berber calendar2990
British Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar2584
Burmese calendar1402
Byzantine calendar7548–7549
Chinese calendar己未(Earth Goat)
4736 or 4676
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4737 or 4677
Coptic calendar1756–1757
Discordian calendar3206
Ethiopian calendar2032–2033
Hebrew calendar5800–5801
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2096–2097
 - Shaka Samvat1961–1962
 - Kali Yuga5140–5141
Holocene calendar12040
Igbo calendar1040–1041
Iranian calendar1418–1419
Islamic calendar1461–1462
Japanese calendarReiwa 22
Javanese calendar1973–1974
Juche calendar129
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4373
Minguo calendarROC 129
Nanakshahi calendar572
Thai solar calendar2583
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
2166 or 1785 or 1013
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
2167 or 1786 or 1014
Unix time2208988800 – 2240611199

2040 (MMXL) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2040th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 40th year of the 3rd millennium, the 40th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2040s decade.

Scheduled events[edit]

Predicted astronomical events[edit]


  • Global energy consumption will have increased by 56 percent from 2010, from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 820 quadrillion Btu.[9]
  • NASA predicts that by this year it will cost only tens of dollars per pound to launch humans or cargo into space.[10]
  • Space-based solar power will be commercially viable.[11]
  • Pollen counts will be more than double today's level, due to climate change.[12]
  • Most meat will not come from slaughtered animals, but instead will be cultured meat or plant-based.[13]

In fiction[edit]

See: 21st century in fiction


  1. ^ "New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK - BBC News". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Justin McCurry (September 19, 2012). "Japan plans to end reliance on nuclear power within 30 years | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Jim Baumann. "Development of Alpine Rail Link using GIS". Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  4. ^ "Top EV-Friendly Cities: What Are They Doing Right?". Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Falk, Tyler (July 9, 2012). "On Amtrak, Philadelphia to New York in 37 minutes | ZDNet". Smartplanet.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Amtrak Vision for the Northeast Corridor : 2012 Update Report" (PDF). Amtrak.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Planets for Dessert - NASA Science". Science.nasa.gov. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Siegel, Ethan (July 10, 2017). "Jupiter's Great Red Spot Gets Its First-Ever Close Up Today". Forbes. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040 - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". Eia.gov. July 25, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "JSC Celebrates 40 Years of Human Space Flight". NASA. September 3, 2002. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  11. ^ Nancy Owano (November 15, 2011). "IAA says 'Yes We Can' to power plants in orbit". Physorg.com. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  12. ^ "The Year 2040: Double the Pollen, Double the Allergy Suffering?". NewsWise/American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). October 30, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  13. ^ editor, Damian Carrington Environment (June 12, 2019). "Most 'meat' in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report" – via www.theguardian.com.