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Moon phase on 1 January 2030 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | January 2030

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 28 December 2029 at 09:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 18 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

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 370 / 1323

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 370 of Meeus index or 1323 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 370 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 371 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:33, this is 16 days after last apogee on 16 December 2029 at 13:58 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 250 km

This perigee Moon is 364 250 km (226 334 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 742 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 106 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 20 December 2029 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 20 December 2029 at 00:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.577°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.575° in the next southern standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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