Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | April 2030

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 April 2030 at 02:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

9 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 2 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 370 696 km

Moon is 370 696 km (230 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 706 km (222 890 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.881°. Next 4 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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