Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 December 2030 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | December 2030

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 1 December 2030 at 22:57.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2030 after 6 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40.

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 382 / 1335

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 382 of Meeus index or 1335 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 382 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 383 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 386 464 km

Moon is 386 464 km (240 138 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 371 km (252 507 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 25 November 2030 at 13:32 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2030 at 06:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.903°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.909° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 9 December 2030 at 22:40 in ♊ Gemini, 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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