Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 August 2030 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | August 2030

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 August 2030 at 16:43.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2030 after 3 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 378 / 1331

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 378 of Meeus index or 1331 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 378 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 379 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠244.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:50, this is 15 days after last apogee on 25 July 2030 at 04:55 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 742 km

This perigee Moon is 366 742 km (227 883 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 234 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 614 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 8 August 2030 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 in southern standstill

At 01:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.572°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.465° in its northern standstill point on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 August 2030 at 10:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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