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Moon phase on 12 April 2030 Friday is First Quarter, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | April 2030

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 64% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 April 2030 at 02:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2030 after 5 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2030 at 03:20
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 April 2030 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2030 at 14:12
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 10 May 2030 at 17:11

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 374 / 1327

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 374 of Meeus index or 1327 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139°

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°.

Moon after apogee

5 days 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 389 396 km

The Moon is 389 396 km (241 959 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 706 km (222 890 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.881°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.812° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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.

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