Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 January 2030 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 January 2030 at 02:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 10 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
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.
The Moon is 5 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.
Length of current 371 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 372 length.
Length of current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67.6°. 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°).
7 days 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 397 459 km (246 970 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 647 km (251 436 mi).
6 days 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.575°. Next 6 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.
After 10 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.