Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 January 2030 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | January 2030

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 13 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 371 / 1324

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 383 959 km

The Moon is 383 959 km (238 581 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 647 km (251 436 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.575°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.549° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54 in ♋ Cancer 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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