Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 April 2030 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | April 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 April 2030 at 22:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 12 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2030 at 14:12

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 374 / 1327

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 374 of Meeus index or 1327 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 374 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2030. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 375 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.9°. 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

14 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 day, 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 405 063 km

Moon is 405 063 km (251 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 659 km (252 065 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 2 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

11 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.011°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20 in ♎ Libra, 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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