Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 October 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | October 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2030 at 20:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2030 after 11 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 381 / 1334

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 381 of Meeus index or 1334 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 381 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 382 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.8°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 28 October 2030 at 12:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2030 at 05:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 371 km

Moon is 363 371 km (225 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 993 km (252 272 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 November 2030 at 18:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 03:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 20:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.941°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.904° in its northern standstill point on 12 November 2030 at 16:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 10 November 2030 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus, 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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