Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 9 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 5 days 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.
The length of the 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 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 3 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠139°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠165.9°.
1 day after point of apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 507 km (250 728 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 706 km (222 890 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 08:29 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 08:53 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.881°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.812° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 21 April 2030 at 11:15.
In 9 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20 in ♎ Libra 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.