Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 January 2030 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | January 2030

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 January 2030 at 14:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 2 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 371 / 1324

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 371 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 372 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.6°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 398 319 km

Moon is 398 319 km (247 504 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 541 km (229 622 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.549°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.491° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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