Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 March 2030 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 23 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 21 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°).
3 days 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 656 km (227 208 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 659 km (252 065 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 05:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini.
At 05:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 03:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.011°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.881° in its northern standstill point on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 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.