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Moon phase on 23 August 2030 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | August 2030

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 21 August 2030 at 01:15.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2030 after 19 days on 11 September 2030 at 21:18.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 August 2030 at 22:49 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 4 September 2030 at 17:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 423 km

Moon is 404 423 km (251 297 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 884 km (229 835 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 22 August 2030 at 08:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 September 2030 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 August 2030 at 18:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.465°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.341° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2030 at 08:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 August 2030 at 23:07 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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