Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 March 2030 at 06:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 9 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:23. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 21 March 2030 at 22:00 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 748 km (251 499 mi) away from Earth. It is 660 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 961 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 26 February 2030 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.278°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.130° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56 in ♍ Virgo 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.