Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 March 2030 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.
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 about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 27 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 373 of Meeus index or 1326 from Brown series.
Length of current 373 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 374 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139°. 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 22:00, this is 11 days after last apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 362 974 km (225 542 mi) away from Earth. It is 466 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 382 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 12 March 2030 at 06:43 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 25 March 2030 at 05:48 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 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.011° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 2 April 2030 at 22:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.