Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 July 2045 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 July 2045 at 22:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2045 after 28 days on 27 August 2045 at 14:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 563 / 1516

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 563 of Meeus index or 1516 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 563 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2045. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 564 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.7°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:00, this is 14 days after last perigee on 15 July 2045 at 07:12 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2045 at 16:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 198 km

This apogee Moon is 406 198 km (252 400 mi) away from Earth. It is 790 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 511 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 07:42 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 12 August 2045 at 21:20 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 07:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 25 July 2045 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.770°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.798° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2045 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 12 August 2045 at 17:39 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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