Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 April 2030 at 03:20.
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 first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2030 after 26 days on 17 May 2030 at 11:19.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 19 April 2030 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 May 2030 at 03:39 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 415 km (225 816 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 364 km (252 503 mi).
12 days after descending node on 8 April 2030 at 08:29 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 April 2030 at 09:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.812° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 April 2030 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 2 May 2030 at 14:12 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.