Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 April 2030 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 9 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 5 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 507 km

Moon is 403 507 km (250 728 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 706 km (222 890 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 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 in northern standstill

At 08:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.881°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.812° in its southern standstill point on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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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