Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 22 February 2030 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 25 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.
Length of current 372 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:01, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 368 405 km (228 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 897 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 951 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2030 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.278° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 4 March 2030 at 06:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.