Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 April 2026 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 24 April 2026 at 02:32.

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 1 day on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2026 at 21:10
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2026 at 20:01
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 23 May 2026 at 11:11

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 325 / 1278

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 325 of Meeus index or 1278 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.5°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 May 2026 at 22:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 880 km

The Moon is 397 880 km (247 231 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 843 km (252 179 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 May 2026 at 04:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.210°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.109° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 May 2026 at 11:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 1 May 2026 at 17:23 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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