Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 April 2030 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1910".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2030.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 6 April 2030 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 800 km (226 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 706 km (222 890 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 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 21 April 2030 at 09:46 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 8 April 2030 at 08:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.881°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.812° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.