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Moon phase on 28 January 2030 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 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 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 26 January 2030 at 18:14.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 20 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.

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 371 / 1324

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:03, this is 15 days after last apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 541 km

This perigee Moon is 369 541 km (229 622 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 033 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 815 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days 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 day, 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

25 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 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.549°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 days on 2 February 2030 at 16:07 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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