Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 February 2030 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 15 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
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 16:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 372. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 373 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 380 991 km (236 737 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 292 km (251 215 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.491°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.393° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.