Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 April 2030 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 April 2030 at 22:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 374 of Meeus index or 1327 from Brown series.
Length of current 374 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 10 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2030. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 375 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.9°. 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 403 686 km (250 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 659 km (252 065 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 25 March 2030 at 05:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 25 March 2030 at 03:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.011°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.881° in the next northern standstill on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.