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Moon phase on 23 October 2030 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | October 2030

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 October 2030 at 14:50.

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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 17 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30.

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 380 / 1333

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 380 of Meeus index or 1333 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 380 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2030. It is 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 381 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠310.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.4°. 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 16 October 2030 at 13:21 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 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 383 319 km

Moon is 383 319 km (238 183 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 122 km (224 391 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 15 October 2030 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2030 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

21 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2030 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.995°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.941° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2030 at 20:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 26 October 2030 at 20:17 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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