Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 30 October 2024 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 October 2024 at 08:03.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 16 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
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.
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 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
Length of current 306 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 307 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 29 October 2024 at 22:50 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 405 482 km (251 955 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 110 km (223 762 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 29 October 2024 at 17:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.653°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.578° in the next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.