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Moon phase on 29 May 2030 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | May 2030

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 May 2030 at 04:57.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2030 after 17 days on 15 June 2030 at 18:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 1 June 2030 at 06:21
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2030 at 03:36
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2030 at 18:41
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 22 June 2030 at 17:19

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 375 / 1328

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 375 of Meeus index or 1328 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 375 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 376 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2030 at 13:45 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 31 May 2030 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 781 km

Moon is 403 781 km (250 898 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 469 km (252 568 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 18 May 2030 at 18:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2030 at 17:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2030 at 20:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.737°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.730° in the next northern standstill on 1 June 2030 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 1 June 2030 at 06:21 in ♊ Gemini, 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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