Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 January 2030 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 16 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 370 of Meeus index or 1323 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 370. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 371 length.
Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 338 km (230 117 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 647 km (251 436 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.575°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.549° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.