Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 22 March 2030 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 26 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 March 2030 at 22:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 886 km (226 108 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 659 km (252 065 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 March 2030 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 March 2030 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.130°. Next 2 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 11 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.