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Moon phase on 28 July 2030 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | July 2030

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 22 July 2030 at 08:07.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 15 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 377 / 1330

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 377 of Meeus index or 1330 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 377 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 378 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠213.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.5°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 August 2030 at 22:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 036 km

Moon is 401 036 km (249 192 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 742 km (227 883 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 July 2030 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2030 at 10:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.659°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.572° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2030 at 01:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 30 July 2030 at 11:11 in ♌ Leo, 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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