Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2030 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | January 2030

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 26 January 2030 at 18:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 20 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 16:03. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 541 km

This perigee Moon is 369 541 km (229 622 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 033 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 815 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.549°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.491° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 2 February 2030 at 16:07 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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