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Moon phase on 12 April 2030 Friday is First Quarter, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | April 2030

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 64% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 April 2030 at 02:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 5 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2030 at 17:11

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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

5 days 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 6 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 389 396 km

Moon is 389 396 km (241 959 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 706 km (222 890 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.881°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.812° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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