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Moon phase on 25 September 2030 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | September 2030

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 19 September 2030 at 19:56.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1861"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2030 after 15 days on 11 October 2030 at 10:47.

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 379 / 1332

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 379 of Meeus index or 1332 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 379 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 47 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 380 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠279.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.2°. 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 perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 18 September 2030 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2030 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 385 169 km

Moon is 385 169 km (239 333 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 348 km (227 638 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 18 September 2030 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 October 2030 at 22:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 19 September 2030 at 02:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.208°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.097° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2030 at 13:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 27 September 2030 at 09:55 in ♎ Libra, 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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