Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 30 January 2026 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 26 January 2026 at 04:47.
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 passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 2 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
Length of current 322 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. 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 perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 366 516 km (227 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 577 km (251 392 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.361°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.406° in the next southern standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.