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Moon phase on 30 March 2030 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | March 2030

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 26 March 2030 at 09:51.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1858"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 18 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 2 April 2030 at 22:02
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2030 at 02:57
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2030 at 03:20
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 April 2030 at 18:39

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 373 / 1326

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 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 373 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 374 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2030 at 22:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 385 685 km

Moon is 385 685 km (239 654 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 659 km (252 065 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 25 March 2030 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.011°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.881° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 2 April 2030 at 22:02 in ♈ Aries, 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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